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
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.
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: 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.
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.