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Music

Music at KS3 

 

In Music at KS3, the students develop their skills in the key areas of Listening Performing and Composing.  

The Music Curriculum covers a wide variety of topics where they will learn about the context and musical history. 

The students will use a wide range of instruments, including keyboards, drums, ukuleles and more, to develop their music reading and performance playing. There are lots of opportunities to perform in a group as well as solo performance. 

The students will be introduced to Music Technology through the use of the keyboards and Music Software.  

 

Topics covered in KS3: 

 

Year 7/8 

Notation 

Hooks and Riffs 

Popular Music and instruments 

Keyboard Skills 

Ternary Form 

Samba Band 

The Musical 

 

Year 9 

Indian Music 

Twentieth Century Music 

Keyboard and Instrument Skills 

Film Music 

The Blues 

Music Technology- Garageband 

Music and the Media 

Music Elements and Notation 

 

 

Music at KS4 

 

At KS4, the students are working towards the AQA Music GCSE. 

This is a creative subject allowing the students to explore Performing, Composing and Listening. They will develop and extend their skills in these 3 areas. 

The students will learn about Music History and learn how to listen and analyse music. 

 

GCSE Syllabus: 

 

The students will perform two pieces: a solo and an ensemble performance 30% 

They will compose two pieces of music 30% 

They will sit a listening exam paper 40% 

 

KS4 Topics 

 

Y10 

Performance: Solo instrument & ensemble performance – developing skills  

Composing: Melody, Riffs, Ground Bass, Popular Song 

Listening: The elements of music, Popular Music, Traditional Music, World Music 

 

 

Y11 

Performance: Recordings of solo instrument & ensemble performance  

Composition: To a brief & free composition 

Listening: Traditional Music, Set works - Santana, Western classical tradition 1650 – 1910 & since 1910, 

 

 

  

For further information, please contact Ms Marrion or Ms Roberts

 

 

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