George Pindar School @georgepindarschWe’ve loved watching our new Year 7s settling into life at George Pindar School and were delighted with this feedback from a parent. #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope #TeamPindar https://t.co/ZDdoBpT8ie3 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschAs it's healthy eating week 2020, Miss Ward-Gow catches up with Mrs Hamilton who shares some top tips! #ProudToBePindar #Wellbeing #ThriveWithHope #LikeAndSubscribe https://t.co/bSYFSJRQcF14 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschIt’s nearly here! Our Virtual Open Evening takes place this Thursday. #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/ZULtQ5lVYd https://t.co/b5IOLTJXjr14 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @teachyorkscoast: Support staff recruitment roles available across our coastal schools; https://t.co/5SJuMnU482 #HLTA, #TA, #ATA, Midd…3 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschHere's a shoutout to the Maths Stars of the Week! Well done everyone! #ProudToBePindar #TeamMaths #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/w1Jd3eVIiK3 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschParent & Carer survey. NYCC have been in touch and would like as many parents and carers as possible to respond to this survey. The survey will close on Sunday 4th October. https://t.co/duEFxAVIen4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @HopeLT_York: Our Hope secondary schools are all hosting VIRTUAL #openevenings over the next few weeks, for Year 6 pupils and their fami…4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @lwelsh: We’re big fans of @BBCYork here @georgepindarsch and so we’re delighted to hear our incredible students on this jingle! https:/…5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschOur online ‘Open Evening Experience’ takes place on Thursday October 1st. Please do spread the word! #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/ZULtQ5lVYd5 days ago

GEORGE PINDAR SCHOOL IS PART OF

Music

Music

Head of Faculty: Mr A Worrell

Second in Faculty: Ms E Clark

 

Key Stage 3

During Key Stage 3 students follow the revised National Curriculum with links to the new GCSE specification and ISM guidelines for progress. The emphasis is very much upon practical musicianship and acquiring practical music skills. 

Lesson content in KS3 varies half-termly from composing game or film music, through to whole class performance, and small pop group practice. Theory and musical literacy reinforce the practical learning, and as a Mac-based department, students are encouraged to use Garageband and Logic.

All students are strongly encouraged to opt for instrumental lessons should they wish to, and these are primarily provided by NYCC Music Service, Hatton’s School of Performing Arts, and East Coast Vagabonds. All instrumental disciplines are offered and students in receipt of certain benefits may receive free or subsidised lessons on their first study starting in KS3. Once at the required standard students are encouraged to take ABRSM and/or Trinity examinations, and to join the Scarborough Area Music Centre ensembles to enhance their performance opportunities. 

Key Stage 4

GCSE Music

Exam Board: EDUQAS Music

The KS4 Eduqas course comprises of three main components:

Component 1: Performing

Component 2: Composing 

Component 3: Appraising

The Eduqas exam requires students to sit a final 40% listening paper on set works and musical elements in addition to performing and composing their own music during KS4, and submit a portfolio at the end of the course.

All KS4 Music students are expected to perform regularly in all Faculty internal and external events. 

The school runs a weekly choir, as well as a school band and lunchtime piano club. Once at the appropriate standard, GCSE students are expected to play in the school ensemble as well as providing smaller ensembles for productions and concerts. In the last five years we have also run Musical Theatre extra-curricular productions such as Little Shop of Horrors, Grease, High School Musical and We Will Rock You.