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17/09/20

Great to virtually meet potential new Meridian Parents/Carers and students this evening during our first virtual open event!

17/09/20

Welcome to our wonderful school! Click the link for our virtual tour! https://t.co/ZyJT2d12dV

17/09/20

Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers, Please do not worry if you have not registered for one of our virtual open events tonight. You can click the link below to join one of our future events! https://t.co/Ci4eUZcEO6

17/09/20

Check out our new Prospectus! https://t.co/Qm836rOszk

17/09/20

Meet Miss Ledingham! https://t.co/EPMyr81Mng

10/09/20

Meet Mrs Watson! Mrs Watson is our Senior Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead. https://t.co/PbLpRBaBF9

09/09/20

Fantastic first attempt at some creative writing from our students today! https://t.co/k8P3cU5xTg

09/09/20

Parents and carers of Year 6 looking for secondary schools please see the dates below of our virtual events! Register your interest via our website to book and we will send you an online link to join a presentation with https://t.co/F4RlS1FRFX

09/09/20

Meet Mr Cook! Mr Cook is our Deputy Headteacher here at Meridian High https://t.co/X1fwukgRz3

08/09/20

Retweeted From Claire-Louise West, FCCT

DM me if you want to chat about this awesome role! !

08/09/20

Excellent organisation of our periodic tables in science today https://t.co/9rldz1KUN6

08/09/20

Meet Mrs Anderson! Mrs Anderson is our Head of School here at Meridian High! https://t.co/gRiNzillQF

07/09/20

Meet Mrs Brooks! Mrs Brooks is our fantastic Executive Headteacher here at Meridian High. https://t.co/BtESyEsXOg

04/09/20

All of the Meridian students were back today! Each and every one showing why, in our school, we have the most resilient, adaptable and mature young people! Well done students, teachers and parents and carers. Great start!

04/09/20

Some additional members of Team MHS completing their First Aid training! https://t.co/sPTHf5OwWz

03/09/20

Our wonderful Ready to Learn room all ready for our students to return tomorrow! https://t.co/pq8l2SzWPZ

03/09/20

Such a brilliant first day of students back in today! Year 7 were busy working on their career plans for the future! Lots of careful thought on career pathways and what subjects they need! Excellent example of our core value AMBITION! https://t.co/fZ2lLzd7NQ

03/09/20

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Such a fantastic day welcoming our year 7 and 11 students back! Smiling, happy faces from both staff and students. Cannot wait to see the return of year 7, 8 and especially my awesome year group year 10! https://t.co/aumKgRFjQE

28/08/20

A reminder of our school day for each year group for next week... we are so looking forward to seeing our students back! https://t.co/nzFxMjrh4k

23/08/20

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

A little preview of our carefully crafted knowledge books ready for our students returning https://t.co/Gis1cYjSCz

Music

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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.


 

Qualification title:

NCFE Music 

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)