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Music and Sociology HSDC taster sessions

Today we invited our students to take part in two taster sessions hosted by Havant & South Downs College, as part of their preparations into further education.

First, our Year 11 Sociology students took part in a HSDC A-Level Sociology Taster Session. This consisted of 3 mini topics: marxism and crime, feminism and crime and an introduction to postmodernism. The students engaged positively with these challenging topics and had some really though-provoking discussions surrounding them.

The second taster event took place at the South Downs campus where 29 of our Year 10 & 11 Music students were invited to a hands-on introduction to music production, as part of the college’s Arts, Music and Performance programme (AMP).

Students got free rein in their digital music suites and took part in a music technology workshop using LOGIC PRO, where they composed their own drum & bass tracks using original loops and beats.

As well as using the software to create original music, Crookhorn students got to utilise the college’s recording rooms and state-of-the-art equipment to perform live, as part of their own college bands. Each song performed was recorded using the same software that they’re currently using in their music lessons, so they can edit and adapt the tracks when back to school.

The staff at HSDC were blown away by our students' musical talents and were impressed with how quickly they picked up the new skill they learnt today.

Today's taster sessions gave our students a vital insight into what studying sociology and music is like in further education.

Thank you to all the HSDC staff for hosting the two events today and for the options and opportunities you've opened up to our students.

Student quotes from the Sociology session:
"I learnt the definition and the effects of postmodernism." - Star .W 
"I really enjoyed talking about crime in the theories." - Evie .W
"I really enjoyed learning about female vs. male crime rates." - Tegan .W
"I enjoyed learning about how many men were in prison and why." - Charlotte .S