Music Curriculum Map

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Topic

 

Intro to music

Cartoon

Descriptive music

Solo performance

Reggae

Reggae

Skills

 

 

Performing, Composing, Musical knowledge, Evaluating

Students will be given the opportunities to explore the four AO’s

Composing

Composing an underscore and sound effects for a cartoon.

Using the elements of music

Composing

Evaluating

Compose contrasting pieces based on stimuli using the elements of music.

 

Performing

Musical knowledge

Perform a difficult piece accurately and fluently on the keyboard. Use staff notation with confidence

Ensemble performing

Evaluating

Ensemble performance of reggae piece with an awareness of audience.

 

Composing

Musical Knowledge

Compose melodies that fit together with characteristics of the genre.

Identify common instruments

 

Assessment

 

Perform independently, compose rhythms and melodies, evaluate performances, listening test.

Composing melodies, understanding elements of music. Students submit a garageband file.

Composing with characteristics of the genre. Students submit a garageband file. Written evaluation explaining improvements.

An interim and final recording of performance. Theory test.

Video recording of performance. Characteristics of Reggae. Evaluation of their video performance.

Composing melodies, confident in understanding the elements of music. Students submit a garageband file.

Year 8

Topic

 

Classical

(keyboard skills)

Adverts

Cross curricular art project

Samba

Blues

Blues

Skills

 

Solo performing

Evaluating

Perform accurately and fluently on the keyboard.

Composing

Composing a jingle, underscore and voiceover for a radio advert.

Using different notations & recognising common instruments.

 

Composing

Musical Knowledge

Compose and develop musical ideas to link with artwork. Use rhythmic notation to support their work.

Ensemble performing

Musical knowledge

Ensemble performance of samba piece with stylistic expression – whole class and smaller ensembles. Score reading.

 

 

Ensemble performing

Evaluation

Ensemble performance of The Blues with technical skill and musicality.

Composing

Compose and develop melodies that fit together with characteristics of the genre.

Listening test.

Assessment

 

An interim and final recording of performance. Written evaluation explaining improvements.

Compose melodies that fit together with characteristics of the genre.

Composing with characteristics of the genre. Students submit a garageband file. Theory test.

An interim and final recording of performance.

Video recording of performance. Characteristics of The Blues. Evaluation of their video performance.

Composition of melodies that fit together with characteristics of the genre. Students submit a garageband file.

Year 9

Topic

 

Pop

(Keyboard skills)

Film soundtrack

Film themes

Afrobeat

Hip hop

Hip hop

Skills

 

 

Solo performing

Evaluating

Stylistic performances on chosen instrument

Composing an underscore and sound effects for a movie

Performing

Evaluating

Perform a selection of films themes on their chosen instrument with technical skill.  Written evaluation using musical language.

Ensemble performing

Musical knowledge

Ensemble performance of afrobeat piece with technical skill and musicality – whole class and smaller ensembles. Students use notations appropriate to their instrument

Ensemble performing

Musical knowledge.

Perform a selection of hip hop tunes on their chosen instrument with technical control.

Identify musical elements when reading short passages of notation.

Composing

Evaluating

Compose and develop structurally balanced melodies/rap that fit together with characteristics of the genre.

 

Assessment

 

An interim and final recording of performance. Written evaluation explaining improvements.

Composing creatively with structure and balance.

Using musical language with accuracy and fluency. Student submit a garageband file.

An interim and final recording of performance. Written evaluation explaining improvements.

An interim and final recording of performance. Theory test.

An interim and final recording of performance. GCSE style listening test.

Students submit a garageband file of final composition.

Year 10

Topic

 

Component 1&2

 

Component 1&3

 

Component 1&2

 

Skills

 

 

Performing, musical knowledge, evaluating

To perform highly developed ability to demonstrate technical control with high levels of accuracy and fluency.

To identify appropriate musical vocabulary and terminology to music heard and notated.

To analyse music using specialist language and to explain the elements of music.

 

Composing, musical knowledge

To compose music which is highly creative and effective with appropriate intentions of the music.

To learn major and minor chords and their associated symbols and be able to identify them in aural and written form.

 

Performing, evaluating

To perform complex and demanding music accurately, fluently with expression. Grade 5 equivalent or above.

To analyse music using complex language and comment on how the features have been used.

Assessment

 

Ensemble recording of performances in class and at a concert. Listening and theory exam questions.

Composition coursework mixed and score printed. Listening and theory exam questions.

Solo recording of performances in class and at a concert. Mock listening exam.

Year11

Topic

 

Component 1,2&3

Component 1,2&3

Component 1

Skills

 

 

Composing, performing, musical knowledge

To compose music which is highly creative and effective with a coherent understanding of composition.

To perform Grade 6/7equivalent or above, exceptional performance skills. Grade 5 theory

To analyse music using complex language and comment on how the features have been used.

Composing, performing, musical knowledge

To compose music which is exceptionally creative and effective.

To perform at Grade 6/7equivalent or above, exceptional performance skills. Grade 5 theory.

Grade 5 equivalent or above, exceptional musical knowledge skills.

 

Musical knowledge, evaluating

Grade 5 equivalent or above, exceptional musical knowledge skills.

Explain the characteristics of many traditions, styles and genres.

Assessment

 

Composition coursework mixed and score printed. Final ensemble recording of performance. Listening and theory exam questions.

Composition coursework mixed and score printed. Final solo recording of performance. Revision and practise papers for listening exam.

 

Listening exam

All coursework submitted to moderator/examiner.