Music

 

Music

Staff List

Ms G Stevens (HOD)

Areas of learning

  • Contemporary, folk and classical styles of music from a variety of places and times will be studied through listening, performing and composing.
  • The cultural context and purpose of the music studied will be explored through literature, video, discussion and participation.
  • General musical skills and understanding will be developed through practical workshops throughout the Key Stage in addition to the thematic units.
  • Opportunities for varied groupings will include:
    • Performing as part of a large group.
    • Improvising within a large group.
    • Leadership and creative roles within a large group.
    • Performing as part of a small group and individually.
    • Composing/devising/improvising as part of a small group.
    • Composing individually and in pairs.
  • Independent learning projects will be set each term which allow students to explore their own musical interests in greater depth.

The music department’s facilities will be available to pupils outside of lesson times through a combination of open access times (room booking sheets), and organised ensembles and activities.

Year 7

Autumn term 1 Autumn term 2 Spring term 1 Spring term 2 Summer term 1 Summer term 2
Music of the USA European folk music 1 African music 1 Indian music 1 Music of South America and W. Indies Modern western art music
Hip-hop, Funk, Soul, Rock, Jazz, Blues Pop music with folk links, Celtic folk, Flamenco, Fado, Chanson Mali & W.Africa, E. & Central Africa Bhangra and Contemporary pop, fusions, Bollywood, links to folk styles Samba, Tango, Reggae, Afro-Cuban Contemporary fusions, minimalism, experimentalism, modernism

Year 8

Year 8 [NB year 8 will follow a modified year 7 scheme in 2013-14 as they have not covered all of the prior learning in new year 7 scheme. Aspects of the Year 7 scheme will be incorporated, where relevant, into the units below.]

Autumn term 1 Autumn term 2 Spring term 1 Spring term 2 Summer term 1 Summer term 2
African music 2 Music of South and Central America European folk music 2 Western classical music Indian music 2 Music of China and South-East Asia
North Africa, South Africa Samba, Tango, Cuban styles, Reggae Balkan styles, Klezmer, Turkish styles Romantic, Classical, Baroque, Renaissance, Medieval Traditional folk and classical styles, links to Persia, Central Asia etc. C-pop, Guoyue, Shidaiqu, Folk musics, Traditional musics. Gamelan and other  musics of Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma

Key  Stage 4 Information.

Year 9 Music: Autumn term

Topics:

Week 1 Weeks 2-5 Weeks 6-8 Half Term Weeks 9-11 Weeks 12-14 Week 15
Welcome Y9 Musics Jazz West African music   Minimalism Electronica Revision & assessment

Year 9 Weekly timetable:

[Week 1]

Tuesday P1: Topic work

Thursday P3&4: Topic-based practical brief [+homework hand-in]

[Week 2]

Thursday P3: Performance practice

Thursday P4: Performance sharing [+homework set]

Friday P6: Topic work

 

Year 10 Music: Autumn term

Topics:

Week 1 Weeks 2-5 Weeks 6-8 Half Term Weeks 9-11 Weeks 12-14 Week 15
Welcome Y10 Music Jazz West African   Minimalism Electronica Revision & assessment
Set work à Miles Davis: All Blues Koko: Yiri   Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint (3rdMovt.) Moby: Why does my heart feel so bad  

Year 10 Weekly timetable:

[Week 1]

Tuesday P1: Topic work

Thursday P3&4: Topic-based practical brief [+homework hand-in]

[Week 2]

Thursday P3: Performance practice

Thursday P4: Performance sharing [+homework set]

Friday P6: Topic work

 

Year 11 Music: Autumn term

Topics:

Week 1 Weeks 2-5 Weeks 6-8 Half Term Weeks 9-11 Weeks 12-14 Week 15
Welcome Y11 Music Minimalism Musicals   Romanticism Expressionism Revision & assessment
Set work à Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint (3rdMovt.) L. Bernstein: Something’s Coming (West Side Story)   F. Chopin: Prelude No 15 in D flat major A. Schoenberg: Peripetie  

Year 11 Weekly timetable:

[Week 1]

Tuesday P7: Performing workshop [Unit 1]

Wednesday P2: Set work: study and explore [Unit 3]

Thursday P5&6: Set work: practical brief [Relevant to all units] +homework deadline/new homework brief

Friday P7: Composing workshop [Unit 2]

[Week 2]

Tuesday P7: Performing workshop [Unit 1]

Wednesday P2: Set work: study and explore [Unit 3]

Thursday P5&6: Performance sharing [Unit 1/Unit 2] +homework deadline/new homework brief

Friday P7: Composing workshop [Unit 2]

 

Exam Board and Structure of Course

 

Edexcel GCSE Music

There are three Units to the qualification syllabus:

  1. Performing (Coursework portfolio).
  2. Composing/arranging (Coursework portfolio).
  3. Listening and Appraising (Final exam).

 

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Study at Home

BBC GCSE Bitesize Music:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/