Congratulations Year 11 Leavers 2017

Year 11 Leavers

Congratulations to our Year 11 leavers who performed superbly in this summer’s GCSE exams. We are delighted that 65% of our pupils gained a good (9-4) pass in both English and Maths and that 44% gained a strong (9-5) pass in both English and Maths. 22 pupils also managed to gain an average of an A grade or better in their best 8 subjects. Good luck to all of you in your next steps after Hall Green School.


The Music Department is situated within the Performing Arts block with facilities that consist of:

  • 2 main teaching rooms
  • 3 practice rooms

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 all pupils receive a weekly one hour lesson of music. Lessons are always practical with pupils having opportunities to perform and compose music individually and in small groups.

Pupils will learn to read music and to play the keyboard. They will also compose their own music creating Logic Pro backing tracks for Adverts, Films, Raps and Pop Songs. In addition to this they will complete listening activities that will introduce them to instruments of the orchestra and to a variety of different musical genres.

Key Stage 4

 Year 10 GCSE Music (OCR Exam Board)

Pupils study a selection of music from Western Classical, World Music, Film and Popular Music of the 20th and 21st Century. This is in preparation for their Listening and Appraising exam at the end of Year 11. 60% of the course is practical (performing and composing).

  • 30% Performance
    o One Solo Performance
    o One Ensemble Performance or Sequenced piece (using Logic Pro software)
  • 30% Composition
    o One Composition and written appraisal linked to a given strand of music
    o One Composition set to pupils’ own set brief.
  • 40% Exam
    o Listening and Appraising – pupils answer questions based on pieces of music from the above mentioned areas of study.

Instrumental Lesson

At Hall Green School we offer a variety of instrumental lessons to pupils, which is enriched by our specialist music teachers. Currently we offer;

  • Guitar
  • Drum Kit
  • Tabla
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Keyboard
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Trombone
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
  • Oboe

Extra Curricular

We offer a range of extra curricular activities that run during lunch times.                                                        The clubs that are currently running are;

  • Choir
  • Ukulele Club
  • Keyboard Club
  • Key Stage 4 Rock/Pop Band
  • String Group
  • Wind Group

We offer many opportunities throughout the year for pupils to take part and perform. We enable our pupils to showcase their amazing talent at our Winter, Spring and Summer Music Concerts. In addition to this, we also hold our Annual “Hall Green’s Got Talent” show which showcases a wide range of talents, skills and abilities.

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Reminder to all Y11's that GCSE results will be available to collect from school on Thursday 23rd August between 9.30am and 1.00pm. If you not are able to come into school that day, please provide a stamped addressed envelope before next Friday so results can be posted home.

Our pupils really enjoyed their visit to the @SoJ_BCU yesterday afternoon. They were able to see their pieces on display and also see other craft makers at work. It was very inspiring and a fantastic opportunity for them. Pop in and have a look!

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