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TERM

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

1

Elements of Sound

Music in Media

2

Instruments of the orchestra

Film Music

3

Musical Theatre

Learn to play guitar, ukulele or piano

4

Sweeney Todd

Learn to play guitar, ukulele or piano

5

World Music

Battle of the Bands

N.B. Some projects are slightly longer / shorter than the actual terms

Within each topic, students will learn keywords through listening activities, learn to play specific pieces of music (set works) and compose their own music demonstrating understanding of previous learning.

Students in Year eight will spend two terms learning an instrument of their choice.  We encourage students to practice at home where possible and if students wish to borrow a school instrument, this can be arranged.

 

TERM

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

1

Popular Music

Reggae Composition

Basic Theory

Popular Music

Reggae composition

Solo performance

2

Western Classical Music

Purple AQA text books on music theory

Structure and form in compositions.

Baroque, Classical and Romantic music

Cadences, harmony and tonality.

Beatles St Peppers Lonely hearts.

3

Western Classical Music

Purple AQA text books on music theory

Structure and form in compositions.

Baroque, Classical and Romantic music

Cadences, harmony and tonality.

Beatles St Peppers Lonely hearts.

4

Composers and their composition techniques.

Further musical theory

Tonality and harmony

Traditional Music (folk)

Key signatures, cadences, rhythm

Beatles St Peppers Lonely hearts

AQA Purple text book for revision

5

Modern Music (1900-1960)

Serialism, minimalism, electronic music

Composition tasks linked to areas studied.

Solo performance.

Traditional Music (folk)

Key signatures, cadences, rhythm

Beatles St Peppers Lonely hearts

AQA Purple text book for revision

N.B. Some projects are slightly longer / shorter than the actual terms

Within each topic, students will learn keywords through listening activities, learn to play specific pieces of music (set works) and compose their own music demonstrating understanding of previous learning.

The AQA text book has key information for the listening examination and is used alongside listening tasks from the AQA white exam style question book within lessons.

 

TERM

Year 11

1

Western music tradition

Composition techniques

Harmony, tonality, rhythm, dynamics and texture.

Solo and ensemble performance.

2

Popular music

Composition techniques

Melody, harmony,

Solo performance

Ensemble performance

3

Controlled assessment Composition Unit 2

4

Controlled assessment Composition Unit 2

Revision of all four areas of study.

Western tradition, popular music and world music

5

Revision of all four areas of study.

Western tradition, popular music and world music.

Rhythm, melody, texture, timbre, dynamics, structure and form.

N.B. Some projects are slightly longer / shorter than the actual terms

Within each topic, students will learn keywords through listening activities, learn to play specific pieces of music (set works) and compose their own music demonstrating understanding of previous learning.

Revision books have been issued to all students to support their learning in class and at home.

 

TERM

YEAR 12

YEAR 13

1

Music Performance Techniques

Popular Music

The sound and Music industry

2

Music Performance Techniques

Popular Music

The sound and Music industry

3

Solo Music

Session Musician

Singing Techniques

Composition

4

Solo Music

Working and developing in an ensemble

Singing Techniques

Musical Theatre

Solo Music Performance

FMP (Music Project)

5

Working and Developing in an ensemble

Solo Music Performance

FMP (Music project)

N.B. Some projects are slightly longer / shorter than the actual terms

Within each unit of work, students will be given one or more assignment with specific tasks set by the examination board to demonstrate evidence for Grading Criteria within the unit.