Music

Year 7

Units Taught

  • Vocal Technique.
  • Rhythmic Composition.
  • Keyboard Skills.

Main Skills Developed

Students will develop skills for vocal technique like posture, breath control, diction, vowel production and vocal harmonies. Students will select and use of a wide range of written notation to create an innovative rhythmic composition. They will learn to use written notation. Student will develop skills for rhythmic composition like steady pulse, improvisation, ensemble skills and, call and response. Students will learn keyboard skills including accuracy, fluency, coordination with the left hand, hand position, phrasing and performance.

How can parents help to support learning?

Encourage students to complete all homework tasks to the best of their ability. Reading around and conducting additional research into to the topic will allow students to apply context to the texts we study.

Wherever possible, taking students to the theatre will really engage them in an artistic environment and promote an interest in our subjects.

Useful Websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zp9wk2p/revision/1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z2xbgk7/revision/1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvdqhyc/articles/z6cwd6f

Extra-Curricular opportunities

Keyboard Club, Samba Group, Guitar Club, Trinity Choir, Whole School Production.

SMSC & British Values

  • Participating in practical tasks, specifically the group performance element, to develop social and communicating skills.
  • Through performances, students are able to emotionally discover and develop their own imagination and creativity in their learning.
  • Students are encouraged to share their responses and to develop their spiritual awareness of music – whether it be through the enjoyment of listening to and making music alone or with others.
  • Students develop respect of musical diversity and an understanding of the musical heritage of different cultures, beliefs and religions.

 

  

Year 8

Units Taught

  • TAB Notation.
  • Ensemble Skills.

Main Skills Developed

Students will develop an understanding of reading different types of notation while playing string instruments. Students will understand the skills needed to perform reading TAB notation and apply this knowledge in an ensemble setting. In performance, students will learn how to maintain a steady pulse, play a chord progression and adapt to a fit with an ensemble.

How can parents help to support learning?

Encourage students to complete all homework tasks to the best of their ability. Reading around and conducting additional research into to the topic will allow students to apply context to the texts we study.

Wherever possible, taking students to the theatre will really engage them in an artistic environment and promote an interest in our subjects.

Useful Websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zp9wk2p/revision/1

https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/ultimate-guitar-tab-guide#:~:text=Guitar%20Tablature%20explained&text=Tab%20appears%20underneath%20conventional%20music,you%20should%20place%20your%20fingers.

Extra-Curricular opportunities

Keyboard Club, Samba Group, Guitar Club, Trinity Choir, Rock Band, Whole School Production.

SMSC & British Values

  • Participating in practical tasks, specifically the group performance element, to develop social and communicating skills.
  • Through performances, students are able to emotionally discover and develop their own imagination and creativity in their learning.
  • Students are encouraged to share their responses and to develop their spiritual awareness of music – whether it be through the enjoyment of listening to and making music alone or with others.
  • Students develop respect of musical diversity and an understanding of the musical heritage of different cultures, beliefs and religions.

 

 

Year 9

Units Taught

  • Elements of Music.
  • Genres of Music.
  • Performance Skills.
  • Composition Skills.
  • Introduction to Set Works.

Main Skills Developed

Students will gain knowledge of the building blocks of all pieces of music through practical exploration. They will critically assess the impact of each element of music on a wide range of different pieces through listening and performance. They will rehearse and perform solo and as part of an ensemble, exploring music from different genres and focussing on accuracy, fluency, rehearsal technique, ensemble skills, expression, communication and confidence. Students will be introduced to the set works, gaining contextual understanding, along with analysis of a music score through the elements of music.

How can parents help to support learning?

Encourage students to complete all homework tasks to the best of their ability. Reading around and conducting additional research into to the topic will allow students to apply context to the texts we study.

Wherever possible, taking students to the theatre will really engage them in an artistic environment and promote an interest in our subjects, and take one to one lessons with an instrumental specialist to develop skills for their performance component.

Useful Websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdxh34j

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z64j382

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyb87h

Extra-Curricular opportunities

Guitar Club, Trinity Choir, Phonix Acapella Choir, Rock Band, Whole School Production. Educational visits to watch concerts and stage shows.

SMSC & British Values

  • Through performances, students are able to emotionally discover and develop their own imagination and creativity in their learning.
  • Students are encouraged to share their responses and to develop their spiritual awareness of music – whether it be through the enjoyment of listening to and making music alone or with others.
  • Students develop respect of musical diversity and an understanding of the musical heritage of different cultures, beliefs and religions.
  • Studying context and historical events through pieces and composers invoking discussion about tolerance and diversity including the evolution of society and the cultural significance of Samba Em Preludio.

 

 

 

Year 10

Units Taught

  • Set Works Analysis.
  • Performance Skills.
  • Free Composition.

Main Skills Developed

Students will gain greater knowledge and contextual understanding of set works. They will further develop appraisal skills, musical analysis, aural perception, critical thinking and   application of the elements of music. Students will acquire skills to compose in a range genres and styles, accompanied by a good knowledge of how to compose effectively using the elements of music. They will produce a composition of their choice, which is imaginative and demonstrates their skills to compose and develop musical ideas, technical control and musical coherence. Students will improve their own instrumental technique through critical self-reflection and evaluation, and with the implementation of effective rehearsal strategies.

How can parents help to support learning?

Encourage students to complete all homework tasks to the best of their ability. Reading around and conducting additional research into to the topic will allow students to apply context to the texts we study.

Wherever possible, taking students to the theatre will really engage them in an artistic environment and promote an interest in our subjects, and take one to one lessons with an instrumental specialist to develop skills for their performance component.

Useful Websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z64j382

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z6chkmn

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zg6ntv4/revision/1

Extra-Curricular opportunities

Phonix Acapella Choir, Rock Band, Whole School Production. Educational visits to watch concerts and stage shows.

SMSC & British Values

  • Through performances, students are able to emotionally discover and develop their own imagination and creativity in their learning.
  • Students are encouraged to share their responses and to develop their spiritual awareness of music – whether it be through the enjoyment of listening to and making music alone or with others.
  • Students develop respect of musical diversity and an understanding of the musical heritage of different cultures, beliefs and religions.
  • Studying context and historical events through pieces and composers invoking discussion about tolerance and diversity including the evolution of society and the cultural significance of Samba Em Preludio.
  • Experience different cultures and historical contexts through analysis and musical performance.
  • Studying historical events through pieces and composers invoking discussion between right and wrong, including how society and the world has changed.

Year 11

Units Taught

  • Set Brief Composition.
  • Performance Recordings.
  • Set Work Revision and Exam Preparation.

Main Skills Developed

Students will produce a composition from a set brief related to one of the areas of study. It will be imaginative and demonstrates their skills to compose. They will record two performances showing skills in both a solo and ensemble context. Students need to develop creative thinking, critical awareness, self-confidence and their own musical skills. Students will revise of all set works through the elements of music, practice unfamiliar extended answer questions and musical diction. They will improve their own instrumental technique through critical self-reflection and evaluation.

How can parents help to support learning?

Encourage students to complete all homework tasks to the best of their ability. Reading around and conducting additional research into to the topic will allow students to apply context to the texts we study.

Wherever possible, taking students to the theatre will really engage them in an artistic environment and promote an interest in our subjects, and take one to one lessons with an instrumental specialist to develop skills for their performance component.

Useful Websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z6chkmn

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zg6ntv4/revision/1

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/music-2016.coursematerials.html#%2FfilterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

Extra-Curricular opportunities

Phonix Acapella Choir, Rock Band, Whole School Production. Educational visits to watch concerts and stage shows.

SMSC & British Values

  • Through performances, students are able to emotionally discover and develop their own imagination and creativity in their learning.
  • Students are encouraged to share their responses and to develop their spiritual awareness of music – whether it be through the enjoyment of listening to and making music alone or with others.
  • Students develop respect of musical diversity and an understanding of the musical heritage of different cultures, beliefs and religions.
  • Studying context and historical events through pieces and composers invoking discussion about tolerance and diversity including the evolution of society and the cultural significance of Samba Em Preludio.
  • Experience different cultures and historical contexts through analysis and musical performance.
  • Studying historical events through pieces and composers invoking discussion between right and wrong, including how society and the world has changed.

 

Year 12

Units Taught

  • Advanced Performance Skills.
  • Set Works Analysis.
  • Free Composition.

Main Skills Developed

Students will develop sills in creative thinking, aesthetic sensitivity, critical awareness,

self-confidence, technical control, expressive control, fluency and accuracy. They will rehearse and perform solo and as part of an ensemble gaining performing awareness and interpretive skills. They will improve skills through critical self-evaluation and development of advanced instrumental techniques. Students will study works from the six areas of study: Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music for Film, Popular Music and Jazz, Fusion and New Directions. Students will produce a composition of their choice by exploring a range of compositional starting points and will investigate a range of techniques for developing and manipulating ideas.

How can parents help to support learning?

Encourage students to complete all homework tasks to the best of their ability. Reading around and conducting additional research into to the topic will allow students to apply context to the texts we study.

Wherever possible, taking students to the theatre will really engage them in an artistic environment and promote an interest in our subjects, and take one to one lessons with an instrumental specialist to develop skills for their performance component.

Useful Websites

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/music-2016.coursematerials.html#%2FfilterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z8hv9j6

Extra-Curricular opportunities

Phonix Acapella Choir, Rock Band, Whole School Production. Educational visits to watch concerts and stage shows.

SMSC & British Values

  • Through performances, students are able to emotionally discover and develop their own imagination and creativity in their learning. Students are able to emotionally connect with the music’s background and immerse themselves in creativity in their learning.
  • Students develop respect of musical diversity and an understanding of the musical heritage of different cultures, beliefs and religions.
  • Studying context and historical events through pieces and composers invoking discussion about tolerance and diversity including the evolution of society and cultural significance.
  • Studying historical events through pieces and composers invoking discussion between right and wrong, including how society and the world has changed.

 

Year 13

Units Taught

  • Bach Chorale.
  • Performance Recordings.
  • Set Works Revision and Exam Preparation.

Main Skills Developed

Students will harmonise two chorales in the style of J S Bach by adding alto, tenor and bass parts to a soprano melody. They will record two performances showing skills in both a solo and ensemble context, developing technical control, expression and interpretative skills. Students will revise and appraise all set works through the elements of music, practice unfamiliar and contextual extended answers and musical diction.

How can parents help to support learning?

Encourage students to complete all homework tasks to the best of their ability. Reading around and conducting additional research into to the topic will allow students to apply context to the texts we study.

Wherever possible, taking students to the theatre will really engage them in an artistic environment and promote an interest in our subjects, and take one to one lessons with an instrumental specialist to develop skills for their performance component.

Useful Websites

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/music-2016.coursematerials.html#%2FfilterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MT0519-scheme-KS5_Revising-for-AS-and-A-level-music-exams.pdf

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z8hv9j6

Extra-Curricular opportunities

Phonix Acapella Choir, Rock Band, Whole School Production. Educational visits to watch concerts and stage shows.

SMSC & British Values

  • Through performances, students are able to emotionally discover and develop their own imagination and creativity in their learning. Students are able to emotionally connect with the music’s background and immerse themselves in creativity in their learning.
  • Students develop respect of musical diversity and an understanding of the musical heritage of different cultures, beliefs and religions.
  • Studying context and historical events through pieces and composers invoking discussion about tolerance and diversity including the evolution of society and cultural significance.
  • Studying historical events through pieces and composers invoking discussion between right and wrong, including how society and the world has changed.