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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: 

Year 7/8
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 
Traditional Folk Music 

Music at KS4

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

This is a creative practical 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

Year 10

Performance: Developing in skills in solo instrument & ensemble performances.
Composing: Melody, Riffs, Ground Bass, Popular Song and music computer software.
Listening: Musical Forms and Devices, Music for Ensemble, Film Music & Popular Music.

Year 11

Performance: Recordings of solo instrument & ensemble performance
Composition: To a Brief & a Free composition
Listening: Set works – Badinerie by JS Bach & Africa by Toto

For further information, please contact Ms Marrion or Mrs Steff.