The work of any Music Department is primarily judged on the curriculum it offers its students and the results which they achieve. However, Music Departments should also be judged on the quality, breadth and quantity of their extended provision; by Ofsted, the College, the Governing body, parents and other interested agencies.
We seek to provide all students with opportunities to participate in the processes for their own musical education as part of the college curriculum and through extended curricular activities. We seek to provide appropriate progression routes in Music from KS3 via KS4 to KS5, enabling musically talented students to access further and higher education, and make careers in performing, artistic and creative areas of work, enabling every student to fulfil his/her musical potential.
All students have access to the many opportunities that are available through the diverse activities of the Music Department. All students are encouraged to become independent, responsible and reliable musicians. The materials used in curricular and extended curricular activities are drawn from a variety of sources; they are representative of the Western ‘classical’ tradition, folk and popular music, and cultures around the world. We seek to provide opportunities for our students to work with professional practitioners and to watch professionals at work. Both the Jerningham and Pepys sites are well equipped with two large classrooms on both sites and four and three practice rooms respectively. Both Jerningham site classrooms are equipped with keyboards and a full set of classroom percussion instruments On the Pepys site one classroom is fully equipped with Mac computers whilst the other contains a full set of PCs.
Enrichment activities across both sites are many and varied and the departments can boast of over twenty performances both inside school and at outside venues, including our Service of Lessons and carols at Southwark Cathedral and the Remembrance Day service for the Mayor of London at City Hall. The department undertakes two major staged productions each year; recent productions include Hairspray, Bugsy Malone, Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof. We have 19 peripatetic staff working within the department, teaching the full range of orchestral instruments plus singing lessons, alto and tenor saxophone and drum-kit. At present, instrumental lessons are free to students. A number of advanced musicians attend specialist Saturday centres for music such as the CYM, Junior Trinity, Guildhall and the Royal College – these students receive some financial support towards the cost of their tuition. All students in receipt of funding are expected to attend at least one ensemble and one choir enrichment per week.
The Department attempts to introduce students to a wider awareness, appreciation and knowledge of Music outside their previous experience. All music should be valued and judged by its merits. We seek to make Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College a recognised centre of excellence for Music in London.
All students in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 are taught by specialist music teachers through singing and the use of classroom instruments. At HTG there is also a whole- class string tuition initiative and a number of students learn woodwind instruments.
What makes a good song, rhythm, the elements of music, samba, pentatonic scales, the instruments of the orchestra.
Rhythm, African drumming, the Blues, rock n’roll, Samba, Programme music
Song writing, Improvisation, Film music, Media, Musical theatre/Opera, Samba GCSE Exam board Edexcel Results at GCSE are excellent and in excess of the national average.
Please click on link below for course details. http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse09/music/Pages/default.aspx A Level Exam board AQA Please click on link for A level course details. A level results are good with 100% pass rate and are broadly in line with the national average. http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/music
Location: Haberdashers' Aske's Federation,Pepys Road,London, SE14 5SF