Music at OSSMA

Here at OSSMA, we strive for our young people to make progress physically, mentally and socially through the engagement of listening to, performing and composing music across a range of genres and styles to develop creativity, a love of music and talent as musicians:

  • To engage and inspire a love of music
  • To develop confidence
  • To develop creativity
  • To give opportunities for all pupils of all backgrounds to perform a range of music on different instruments.

The music industry is massive and hundreds of jobs throughout the process of performing to the mastering process that is needed. Without pupils learning music there would be no music in the world.

Music also is a key component in honing important life skills. It:

  • Enables pupils to express feelings and emotions
  • Enables creativity for all pupils regardless of academic ability
  • Gives pupils skills for life: teamwork, independence, the resilience needed to hone a skill over time.

What does a Music student look like at OSSMA?

  • A confident performer that uses a range of instruments
  • A composer of music using different notations (Written and technology)
  • A keen listener who is able to describe music
  • A performer that can use fluency and accuracy in rhythms and pitch
  • A student with the skills to play, perform and create music independently and in groups

Programme of Study:

  • Melodic Notation
  • Ukulele Ninjas
  • The Blues
  • World Music
  • Musical futures featuring – Skin by Rag N Bone Man
  • Unit 7 – Introducing music sequencing
  • Unit 2 – Managing a music product
  • Unit 1 – The music industry
  • Unit 5 – Introducing music performance.