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14/06/24

The house colours are finally here. pic.twitter.com/LH3CG0D7FE— Valley Park School () June 14, 2024

13/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/tbnNJiWeXr— Valley Park School () June 13, 2024

13/06/24

Arts Week 2024 is getting nearer - have you got your tickets yet? https://t.co/2X6Pi72TlU pic.twitter.com/bXNoNSoK5G— Valley Park School () June 13, 2024

13/06/24

Our Year 10 Performing Arts class absolutely smashed their Unit 1 exam! They performed numbers from Dear Evan Hanson & Come From Away. Mrs Austin is so proud of all of them! #wearevalleyparkperformingarts#smashedit pic.twitter.com/uKpYvuh2kQ— Valley Park School () June 13, 2024

12/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/bdQCiHzppx— Valley Park School () June 12, 2024

12/06/24

Tickets are available for our Year 5 Transition workshops next week, starting on Tuesday 18 June with Forensics, Speed Racers and Dippy Divers. Read more: https://t.co/BrPqsXr1vt pic.twitter.com/woYbk7Xmdd— Valley Park School () June 12, 2024

11/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/6tV6ZvbQLS— Valley Park School () June 11, 2024

10/06/24

The poster says it all...The Sixth Form Art Showcase is back.#wearevalleypark#wearevalleyparksixthform#wearevalleyparkartshowcase#artshowcase pic.twitter.com/cVAe6cFDxX— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

10/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/rCY6TnCu8J— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

10/06/24

In form time, Year 12 students added glazes to our DeCaf guests' pottery. We look forward to delivering these to them later this term. #DeCaf#dementiacafe#wearevalleyparkarts pic.twitter.com/DaWYNTWC1x— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

10/06/24

On Friday 7 June, a crack team of year 8 students competed in a nationwide STEM challenge day at the University of Greenwich Medway campus. Read more: https://t.co/IzV8KKY2BU pic.twitter.com/x7nc50S6P9— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

10/06/24

Valley Park School House Launch this week! What were the house names you selected? What colour is each house? What house will you be in? pic.twitter.com/M20H39qEJc— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

10/06/24

Valley Park School House Lunch this week! What were the house names you selected? What colour is each house? What house will you be in? pic.twitter.com/Vr7mqVJeGB— Valley Park School () June 10, 2024

09/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/n8c1yNYGBw— Valley Park School () June 9, 2024

09/06/24

If a student’s attendance at the end of Term 5 was below 90% this means that they have missed at least 15 days or 75 hours of learning. pic.twitter.com/OgDwXCbxPZ— Valley Park School () June 9, 2024

07/06/24

Valley Park School House Lunch next week. What were the house names you selected? What colour is each house? What house will you be in? pic.twitter.com/ZzFFw7JVh3— Valley Park School () June 7, 2024

06/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/rAf9PJDWuL— Valley Park School () June 6, 2024

05/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/RzhXpF9W1T— Valley Park School () June 5, 2024

05/06/24

Our SHUSH (Second Hand Uniform SHop) is open tomorrow during Year 10 Parents evening between 4.30pm and 6.30pm. pic.twitter.com/xGq2hSWfoT— Valley Park School () June 5, 2024

04/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/CJKts374IA— Valley Park School () June 4, 2024

03/06/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/7MYrPWNvXk— Valley Park School () June 3, 2024

03/06/24

The Hamlet cast had a brilliant afternoon rehearsing for the RSC associate schools performance on 24 June. They met the production team & rehearsed their section in the Studio. We're so excited for the performance! Tickets available here: https://t.co/WUdg06H5dV pic.twitter.com/aTYExjx5xR— Valley Park School () June 3, 2024

23/05/24

Back to the Musicals rocks it, and if you’re not here, then you don’t even know it! pic.twitter.com/JyeJX3THla— Valley Park School () May 23, 2024

23/05/24

Tomorrow's exams are... pic.twitter.com/vdXmWx0R0C— Valley Park School () May 23, 2024

23/05/24

tickets are now available! Visit our website for info on each event, and book your places! https://t.co/2X6Pi73rbs pic.twitter.com/6Pq3UNHUG2— Valley Park School () May 23, 2024

Music

The Foundation Diploma, equivalent in size to 1.5 A Levels, is for learners wishing to take it alongside another area of contrasting or complementary study, as part of a two-year, full-time study programme. If taken as part of a programme of study that includes other BTEC Nationals or A Levels, it supports progression to higher education. It also supports progression to an Apprenticeship in the performing arts sector or to a further year of study at Level 3.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Level 2 BTEC: Merit
  • GCSE Music: Grade 4 Audition

RECOMMENDED SUBJECT COMBINATIONS

English

Performing Arts

History

Psychology

WHAT TO EXPECT

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been involved and consulted in order to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice should learners choose to enter employment directly in the music sector.

The qualification provides the knowledge, skills and understanding that will prepare learners for further study or training.

Learners taking this qualification will study two mandatory learning and teaching modules:

  • Music Skills Development or Music Production Skills Development (internally assessed)
  • The Music Industry (internally assessed).

The mandatory content allows learners to concentrate on either the development of their musical performance or production skills and creation techniques and relate them to the music industry.

UNITS STUDIED

A - Music Skills Development – 450 GLH

  • A1 Performing as an Ensemble
  • A2 Creating Musical Material
  • A3 Using Musical Styles

C - The Music Industry – 90 GLH

  • C7 Planning a Career in the Industry

HOW IT’S ASSESSED

There are two learning and teaching modules assessed through four assessment units, with each assessment unit attracting a grade. Learners must complete all mandatory assessment units and achieve at Pass grade or above in at least three assessment units.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

In BTEC National qualifications in Music learning and teaching modules and assessment units, there are opportunities during the teaching and learning phase to give learners practise in developing employability skills. Where employability skills are referenced in this specification, we are generally referring to skills in the following three main categories:

  • cognitive and problem-solving skills: using critical thinking, approaching non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, using systems and technology
  • interpersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation
  • intrapersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring  and development. There are also specific requirements in some assessment units for assessment of these skills where relevant, for example where learners are required to undertake real or simulated activities.

PROGRESSION

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to admission requirements for many relevant music courses. When combined with other qualifications in a two-year study programme, such as A Levels or another BTEC National Foundation Diploma, learners can progress to higher education degree programmes, such as:

  • BA (Hons) in Performing Arts, if taken alongside, for example, a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts
  • BA (Hons) in Music Industry Management, if taken alongside, for example, a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Business
  • BA (Hons) in Music Business, if taken alongside, for example, a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Business or A Levels in mathematics and business.

WHY CHOOSE THIS SUBJECT?

This qualification offers learners the opportunity to develop their musical and technical skills through a process of self-evaluation, practice and review which supports them as they start to build their personal audio portfolio in preparation for entry to higher education.

In addition to the music sector-specific content outlined above, the requirements of the qualification will mean that learners develop the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly regarded by higher education and employers, for example communication skills, team working, personal practice and reflection.