MUSIC DEPARTMENT VISION STATEMENT

The music department will ensure that every student, regardless of background, will relish their music lessons and extra-curricular opportunities whilst developing a strong sense of cultural awareness. Music lessons will focus on musical learning intentions and be characterised by practical and social music making. The Music Department will be locally recognised for its excellent outcomes and actively engage with the local community.

EXAM BOARD DETAILS

AQA

Assessment Objectives

AO1 Perform with technical control, expression and interpretation. 30%

AO2 Compose and develop musical ideas with technical control and coherence. 30% 

AO3 Demonstrate and apply musical knowledge. 20%

AO4 Use appraising skills to make evaluative and critical judgements about music. 20%

 

KEY DATES

7th May 2018: External deadline for Performance and Composition coursework (An earlier internal school set deadline will be made)

6th June 2018: Listening Exam

 

LONG TERM PROGRAMME OF STUDY (2017-2018)

(Currently KS 3 study Music 1 term an academic year)

Yr7: 1 Term – Body Percussion and Singing

Yr8: 1 Term – Body Percussion and Samba

 

Yr9: Summer 2 – Basic Music Theory and Keyboard Skills

Autumn 1– Film Music and The Orchestra

Autumn 2 – Music and Mood: Film and Gaming

       Spring 1 – Samba and other World Music

Spring 2 – Blues and Jazz

Summer 1 – Popular Music

 

Yr10: Summer 2 – Basic Theory and Understanding Music

Autumn 1– Film Music and The Orchestra

Autumn 2 – Music and Mood: Film and Gaming

Spring 1 – Samba and other World Music

Spring 2– Blues and Jazz

     Summer 1 – Popular Music

 

Yr11: Summer 2 – Practising Solo and Ensemble Performances

Autumn 1– Revising Music Theory and the Musical Elements

Autumn 2  – Listening, Performing and Free Composition

         Spring 1 – Understanding AoS 1: Haydn’s Symphony 101

Spring 2– Understanding Aos 2: The Beatles

         Summer 1 – Listening Exam preparation