NEWS FLASH

The Club booking system is available to book clubs for the Autumn Term.
Parkside has recently received an excellent Quality Mark visit and report.
Parkside Middle School has been awarded Thrive Ambassador School status.

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Year 8 Music

The Year 8 curriculum will continue to build on the skills learnt in Year 7 to enable students to create and perform their own music.

There is opportunity for ensemble work and independent tasks to encourage students to take initiative, develop responsibility and relate with each other.

Students will study The Blues and Jazz Improvisation, further developing their keyboard skills and contextual understanding. They will then explore music technology when studying Film Music and create their own music to a film clip using GarageBand. Finally students will collaborate to form their own Pop/Rock Band, performing popular tracks using an instrument of their choice.

As in Year 7, assessment will be mostly practical and students will have the opportunity to review their work in a productive manner through the use of ‘SoundCloud’.