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21/01/20

Every week we display student art work proudly in reception! Congratulations Tilly for being our Artist of the Week! https://t.co/iR8omdq71Q

19/01/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Calling NQTs & experienced teachers - do visit us at the recruitment fair and meet team. Plenty of opportunities to be part of an incredible cross primary- secondary team and to join the GLF journey https://t.co/tc2RFKaW9Y

18/01/20

Why not pop into visit us ?? would love to show you around our science department and can talk you through the incredibly journey we are on as a school

18/01/20

Another great week ! Final Catering exams, Theatre Trips and a visit to Tower Bridge to take part in the Winter Youth Summit! So proud of our students https://t.co/Qw2XPW7eta

18/01/20

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

We are hiring! If you are interested in starting with us as a science teacher then please drop me a DM to arrange a visit and meet the brilliant team. Suitable for starting NQT in Sept or teachers with experience should also apply https://t.co/NnQzg9fSlI

16/01/20

Great assembly today! Mrs Anderson has set year 7/8 the challenge of learning a poem off by heart and reciting it with purpose and passion. The first student to be brave and recite it to her will receive a special letter home and rewards! https://t.co/5kw6Pi5iwM

15/01/20

We look forward to welcoming our Year 10 parents to parents evening tonight! 4:30pm until 7pm.

10/01/20

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

Looking for a new career opportunity?? Come and join our team in a values driven school on the road to good! Get applying!! https://t.co/NIVqUPTTxN

06/01/20

Happy New Year! Great to see everyone back and ready to during the new term, making 2020 count! https://t.co/0DlOntwv6p

12/12/19

Retweeted From Aimhigher London

with yr 10 NCOP students from and working on countering limiting beliefs, positive affirmation, vision and success with student ambassadors from and . https://t.co/vcqAAPQVHQ

10/12/19

Tomorrow Wednesday 11th December is Christmas Jumper day! Helping to raise money for our school community projects fund! https://t.co/BTFRvwafWc

07/12/19

Retweeted From Centreofchange: Counselling, Mentoring, Tutoring

New Addington Christmas Celebration for all the friends and family. Join us for free refreshments, a chance to win a homemade Caribbean Rum cake, and many more fun prizes and activities https://t.co/CNeNZX4KdV

04/12/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

03/12/19

Update! Good news we are delighted to confirm the issues with hot water and heating have been resolved and we will be open tomorrow! We look forward to seeing the students in the morning and apologise for any inconvenience caused today

03/12/19

Dear Parents and Carers of Meridian High School, Due to an issue with our heating and hot water unfortunately we have taken the difficult decision to close the school. An update will be sent this afternoon. Text messages have been sent to all parents.

02/12/19

With approaching - PSHE lessons this week will focus on various political parties and Croydon candidates. https://t.co/sQfp9VCcUz

29/11/19

students are proud to wear our uniform. A uniform can not only instill pride but also support a schools ethos, promote positive behaviour and provide cohesion. Uniform can also support effective teaching and learning. https://t.co/c1FvVzH3Jh

27/11/19

Everyone born on or after 1 September 1997 must stay in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday. Advice available from https://t.co/RVwLIsdfiC

26/11/19

Assemblies this week for years 7-10 will be on the topic of https://t.co/sHRySjmnd8

20/11/19

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

Music

What is Music for at Meridian High School?

As a school we believe in, and promote, traditional British values of respect for all and the liberty of the individual, an understanding and celebration of diverse cultural and religious beliefs and the freedom to make the most of one’s talents. The music curriculum and enrichment programme at Meridian High School is therefore designed to nurture the skills and knowledge required to foster these beliefs amongst our students and to ignite their creativity.

Music lessons and extra-curricular activities provide students with the opportunity to experience musical sound through performing, composing and listening based learning tasks. By enabling our students to access and study a range of music from different cultures, historical contexts and styles, they are able to become intelligent consumers of music who have an appreciation for and awareness of musical and cultural conventions. Our students are provided with the opportunity to showcase their talents at a range of events throughout the academic year and are supported to improve and grow as musicians, and as well-rounded individuals, through the study of music. 

Why does Music as a subject matter?

Music is a universal language. It pervades our daily lives and whilst we do not all share the same musical traditions, tastes or values, music is present and, to varying degrees, has value in everybody’s life. Similarly to the way music itself can offer many things to us on many different levels, so too can music education. 

The music curriculum has been created to provide young people with a range of musical experiences that they may not otherwise be able to access in their lives outside of formal education. By studying music in school, young people are provided with a safe environment to explore their creativity and emotional freedom, to cultivate new skills and to understand how musical experiences can benefit them personally. Moreover, it provides them with a vital opportunity for simultaneous intellectual, social, personal and creative development that may not be accessed in the same way elsewhere in the curriculum. 

What does Music help young people to achieve?

Music education is widely considered to promote and nurture many of those desirable traits and life skills that young people are required to develop in order to become positive contributors to society, exceptional leaders and creative thinkers.

Beyond the intrinsic value of music to cultures worldwide, music education has been proven to equip students with the fundamental abilities to learn, for example enhancing fine motor skills and developing a superior working memory. It also assists student academic achievement in other subject areas by improving students’ ability to recall and retain verbal information and enhancing thinking skills.

Furthermore, it allows students to develop the capacities, skills and knowledge essential for lifelong success, such as fostering resilience, perseverance, creativity, confidence, self-esteem and the ability to communicate in different ways. Additionally, for those students who are passionate about music and wish to pursue a career in the arts, studying music at school prepares them for this and supports them in achieving this goal.


Topics covered in Year 7:

  • The building blocks of music (workshops)
  • Reading music
  • Musical moods
  • Film music
  • Music from around the world 1: India and Indonesia

Topics covered in Year 8:

  • Blues
  • Music in Advertising
  • Music from around the world 2: Africa and South America
  • Reggae
  • Club Dance

Topics covered in Year 9:

  • Listening to and understanding music - skills building
  • Composing music - skills building
  • Performing music - skills building

Topics covered in Year 10:

  • Listening to and understanding music - exploring set works and developing aural skills
  • Composing music - Composition 2: Free Composition
  • Performing music - skills building

Topics covered in Year 11:

  • Listening to and understanding music - exam revision and preparation
  • Composing music - Composition 1: Composing to a brief
  • Performing music - ensemble and solo performance 

Qualification title:

AQA GCSE Music (8271)

Additional learning resources:

  • www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/gcse/music/
  • GCSE AQA Music (For the Grade 9-1 Exams) - Complete Revision & Practice by CGP Books
  • GCSE Music Exam Practice Workbook - for Grade 9-1 Course (with Audio CD & Answers)

 

In this section you can find a copy of every knowledge organiser for every subject, in each year group. This list is updated throughout the academic year. These are found via this link:

 

MHS Knowledge Organisers