Music

“What we play is life” – Louis Armstrong

Term Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Half Term 1

Singing – Show Tunes

Singing – Pop Music

Introduction to ‘Music Skills Development’.

The Music Industry.

Plan, develop, promote and deliver a music product.

Half Term 2

Introduction to the Keyboard

Keyboard Pop

Introduction to ‘Music Skills Development’ – Exploration of Music Technology.

Understanding different types of organisations and roles that make up the music industry

Plan, develop, promote and deliver a music product.

Half Term 3

Gamelan Music

Samba

Introduction to ‘Exploring Music Products and Styles’, Twentieth Century Pop I

Plan for a live music event, demonstrate an understanding of health and safety and set up and use live music systems.

Plan, develop, promote and deliver a music product.

Half Term 4

Introduction to The Ukulele

Ukulele Blues

Introduction to ‘Exploring Music Products and Styles’ Twentieth Century Pop II

Plan for a live music event, demonstrate an understanding of health and safety and set up and use live music systems

Develop music performance skills and review practice and use music performance skills within rehearsal and performance

Half Term 5

Instruments of the Orchestra / Western Art Music

Minimalism

–  Introduction to ‘Responding to a Commercial Brief’ Commercial composition

Plan for a live music event, demonstrate an understanding of health and safety and set up and use live music systems

Develop music performance skills and review practice and use music performance skills within rehearsal and performance

Half Term 6

Film Music

Rap/Hip-Hop

Introduction to ‘Responding to a Commercial Brief’. Commercial Performance.

Plan for a live music event, demonstrate an understanding of health and safety and set up and use live music systems

Course complete


Year 7

Half Term 1

Singing – Show Tunes

Half Term 2

Introduction to the Keyboard

Half Term 3

Gamelan Music

Half Term 4

Introduction to The Ukulele

Half Term 5

Instruments of the Orchestra / Western Art Music

Half Term 6

Film Music


Year 8

Half Term 1

Singing – Pop Music

Half Term 2

Keyboard Pop

Half Term 3

Samba

Half Term 4

Ukulele Blues

Half Term 5

Minimalism

Half Term 6

Rap/Hip-Hop


Year 9

Half Term 1

Introduction to ‘Music Skills Development’.

Half Term 2

Introduction to ‘Music Skills Development’ – Exploration of Music Technology.

Half Term 3

Introduction to ‘Exploring Music Products and Styles’, Twentieth Century Pop I

Half Term 4

Introduction to ‘Exploring Music Products and Styles’ Twentieth Century Pop II

Half Term 5

–  Introduction to ‘Responding to a Commercial Brief’ Commercial composition

Half Term 6

Introduction to ‘Responding to a Commercial Brief’. Commercial Performance.


Year 10

Half Term 1

The Music Industry.

Half Term 2

Understanding different types of organisations and roles that make up the music industry

Half Term 3

Plan for a live music event, demonstrate an understanding of health and safety and set up and use live music systems.

Half Term 4

Plan for a live music event, demonstrate an understanding of health and safety and set up and use live music systems

Half Term 5

Plan for a live music event, demonstrate an understanding of health and safety and set up and use live music systems

Half Term 6

Plan for a live music event, demonstrate an understanding of health and safety and set up and use live music systems


Year 11

Half Term 1

Plan, develop, promote and deliver a music product.

Half Term 2

Plan, develop, promote and deliver a music product.

Half Term 3

Plan, develop, promote and deliver a music product.

Half Term 4

Develop music performance skills and review practice and use music performance skills within rehearsal and performance

Half Term 5

Develop music performance skills and review practice and use music performance skills within rehearsal and performance

Half Term 6

Course complete


Subject Intent

Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging.

The Key Stage 3 Music Curriculum will encourage students to gain  a wide range of knowledge and skills in Music. They will develop these skills through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing.

The Key Stage 4 curriculum will allow students  to learn about the different types of music practice – from composition and performance, to songwriting – and the various musical styles and techniques that are required to create them. They will also develop important practical skills that are vital in the modern music industry, from rehearsing to experimenting with technology, equipment and instruments. Students will be assessed by carrying out tasks and mini-projects throughout the course. Towards the end of the course, their  knowledge and skills of either music creation and production or music creation and performing will be assessed through a task that is set and marked by the exam board. All of the work that they do throughout the course will prepare them for this final task.