Key Stage 3
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 Key Stage 3:
Hooks and Riffs
Popular Music and instruments
Twentieth Century Music
Keyboard and Instrument Skills
Music Technology- Garageband
Music and the Media
Music Elements and Notation
Music at KS4
At KS4, the students are working towards the Eduqas 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.
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%
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, Film Music
Performance: Recordings of solo instrument & ensemble performance
Composition: To a brief & free composition
Listening: Traditional Music, Set works - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik & Since You've been gone by Rainbow
For further information, please contact Ms Marrion or Mrs Steff.