Music

Subject

Music

Faculty PEPS

 

Year

Key Stage

Content by topic

Approach  eg. mixed ability/set and style

Board and Specification and qualification

Coursework content weighting and year completed.

Option or compulsory

Year 7

KS3

Students are encouraged to develop personal skills as the foundation to achievement, such as confidence, perseverance, compromise, teamwork as well as the specific musical skills. These include learning to sing in tune, in time, using a variety of tones, using good posture and projection. They then develop keyboard and rhythm skills as well as an ability to understand familiar and unfamiliar music throughout the year.

 

·         Taught in mixed ability teaching groups

·         Solos, duets, small groups and whole class for singing

·         In pairs and solo on the keyboard

·         Small groups and whole class rhythms

·         Solo, small group and whole class guitar

 

Compulsory for all students.

Year 8

 

KS3

 

 

By year 8 the personal skills developed in year 7 should be consolidated and the basic requirements for keyboard and singing have taken shape. Students develop more complex keyboard skills such as playing chords, scales and more difficult melodies.

Students also learn how to play in a band, through experiencing the individual instruments and familiar songs. They are encouraged to plan and evaluate constantly throughout the project.

Students create a short radio show that includes live and recorded music. They also learn about the cultures and music of different countries.

·         Taught in mixed ability teaching groups

·         Solos, duets, small groups and whole class for singing

·         In pairs and solo on the keyboard

·         Small groups and whole class rhythms

·         Solo, small group and whole class guitar, bass, piano and drums

·         Use of practice rooms following planning where appropriate.

Compulsory for all students.

Year 9

KS4

 

 

In Year 9 we start the three components to the GCSE course. These are: performance (30%), composition (30%) and listening/appraisal (40%).

Students learn to work with a variety of musicians, play solo and in ensembles whilst developing more complex skills on their chosen instrument(s). They further consolidate their performance skills through a variety of performance opportunities.

Students learn how to compose for their chosen instruments and are taught how to create chord patterns along with melodies on the keyboard.

Students also develop the preliminary knowledge and understanding for the listening and appraisal strand.

Taught as either a taster or full three-year option.

Whole class, small groups and solo performance

Individual and group compositions using instruments and technology

Individual written work associated with 9-1 descriptors for listening and appraisal.

 

Optional

40% listening/appraisal

30% performance

30% composition 

Board tbc in year 10