Music Curriculum Overview

Music Curriculum Overview

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Spring 1/Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Topic

 

Musicianship 1

(Body percussion and singing)

Keyboard Skills

Programme Music 

Cartoon Score

Assessment

 

  • Whole class clapping (practical): can you clap rhythmic notation?
  • Written assessment: can you dictate rhythms? Can you name note values?

 

 

 

 

Solo performance (practical): can you perform a short keyboard piece accurately and fluently in front of an audience? Can you play a melody in your right hand? Can you play an accompaniment in your left hand?

 

  • Performance of a composition (practical): Can you utilise pitch, tempo, dynamics and articulation, instrumentation and timbre to represent a character?
  • Bank of written answers produced: Are you able to describe pitch, tempo, dynamics, articulation, instrumentation and timbre using key terms?
  • Cartoon score on GarageBand submitted: can you use the basic functions of GarageBand?

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 and 2

Spring 1 and 2

Summer 1 and 2

Year 8

Topic

 

Keyboard Skills II

Funk

Music in the Media

Assessment

  • Solo performance (practical): can you perform a short keyboard piece accurately and fluently in front of an audience? Can you play a melody in your right hand? Can you play a chord sequence? Can you play a melody and chords?
  • Peer evaluation of performances; can you evaluate a performance?
  • Short listening assessment; can you describe tempo, instrumentation and texture accurately?

GarageBand file of sequenced funk basslines and chords submitted: do you understand what a bassline is? Can you play extended chords? Can you record syncopated rhythms? Can you demonstrate basic fluency with GarageBand?

 Composition of a jingle recorded on GarageBand and submitted: can you compose an effective melody? Can you harmonise a melody with chords?

Year 9

Topic

 

Film Music

The Musical Elements

Four chord project

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bank of written work produced: can you identify key devices? Can you describe dynamics? Can you recognise certain instruments and families of instruments?
  • Composition performed and submitted (practical): can you play and use key devices effectively? Can you match music to events on screen?

Written listening test: can you use appropriate to accurately describe the musical elements?

GarageBand file submitted of composition: can you compose a chord pattern? Can you compose a bassline? Can you compose an effective melody that fits a chord pattern? Can you demonstrate fluency with GarageBand?

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year10

Topic

 

AoS 4 Popular Music

AoS 1 and Free composition

AoS 2 and AoS 3 Set work

AoS 2 and solo performance

AoS 3 and free compsition

AoS 3, Free composition and performance

Assessment

 

  • Extended homework: all key skills and knowledge from unit.
  • Ensemble performances in class and assemblies/winter showcase (practical): can you perform in an ensemble?
  • Written listening test: all key skills and knowledge from AoS 1 and AoS 4.
  • Report from instrumental tutor filled in: can you perform accurately and fluently?
  • First draft of free composition submitted.
  • Written listening test: all key skills and knowledge for AoS 4 set work and AoS 2.

 

  • Composition submitted: can you demonstrate understand of the features of jazz or blues?
  • Solo performance (practical): can you perform accurately, fluently and expressively on your instrument?
  • Short written listening test: key knowledge and skills for musical theatre/blues/jazz
  • Free composition work in progress submitted
  • Bank of written listening questions produced; can you describe the musical elements? Can you explain why a piece of music has a certain effect?

 

  • Mock paper completed
  • Final draft composition submitted
  • Ensemble performance (practical); can you perform accurately, fluently and expressively with other musicians?

Year 11

Topic

 

AoS 4 and Composition to a brief

AoS 1 and Composition to a brief

AoS 2

AoS 3

Revision of set works

Final revision of all AoS

Exam technique

 

 

 

Assessment

AoS 4 Past paper

Composition to a brief submitted first draft.

Mock 1

 

 

Past paper question on AoS 2

Free composition submitted

Composition log submitted

Mock 2

Mock 3