Subject Staff:

Name Role Contact
Mrs R Spence Head of Department Contact
Mr N Welch Peripatetic Teacher  
Ms E Ramsey Peripatetic Teacher  
Mr A Smith Peripatetic Teacher  
Mrs S Edwards Peripatetic Teacher  
Mr J Woodhouse Peripatetic Teacher  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Intent:

In Music at Key Stage 3, pupils will discover a passion for music and will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to be a musician which is done through a series of practical units.

Students In year 7 work through the basics of music notation, composition and performing which will develop their confidence when performing music in the classroom.

In year 8, students take a trip around the world and learn about music styles from America to Asia as well as learning about different cultures.

In year 9, students learn about composition relating to Blues music, performing pop music and learning about hip-hop. Singing is an important aspect of music at Key Stage 3 as well as learning how to listen and to appraise music from a range of genres to enhance their musical repertoire.

Practical musicianship is the key skill that students will learn alongside learning about traditional music notation. Further opportunities will be available with a range of extra-curricular clubs that students can get involved with – music will be accessible to all. Music lessons at Key Stage 3 are designed to enable students to continue their studies at Key Stage 4 and beyond. Students will realise the power that music has to transform lives.

 

View Music Curriculum - Roadmap Overview

 

KS3 overview of units: 

  Term 1 Topics  Term 2 Topics  Term 3 Topics  Detailed Overview Curriculum Roadmap
Year 7

Building bricks of music

Hooks and riffs

Music notation

Instruments of the Orchestra

I’ve got rhythm

British music

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Year 8

Latin American music

Reggae music

Oriental music

Folk music

 

The music of Africa

Calypso music

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Year 9

Blues and jazz

Rock and roll and the Beatles

Rap music

Film music

 Computer game music

British pop music

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Parents / carers can best support students by: encouraging their child to take up instrumental lessons from the variety we have on offer here as well as listening to a variety of musical genres.

Qualification type: exam board and syllabus if applicable: BTEC level 2 tech award in music practice 

Web link to specification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/music-practice-2022.html

  Term 1 Topics Term 2 Topics Term 3 Topics
Year 10 Unit 1 – The music industry Unit 2 – Managing a music product Unit 5 – Introducing music performance
Year 11 Unit 4 – Introducing music composition Unit 5 – Introducing music performance Unit 5 – Introducing music performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment:

Component 1: Learning outcome A: Demonstrate an understanding of styles of music Coursework internally moderated.
  Learning outcome B: Apply understanding of the use of techniques to create music Coursework internally moderated.
Component 2: Learning outcome A: Demonstrate professional and commercial skills for the music industry Coursework internally moderated
Component 3: A: Understand how to respond to a music brief  Controlled assessment, externally moderated.
  B: Select and apply musical skills in response to a music brief   Controlled assessment, externally moderated.
  C: Present a final musical product in response to a music brief  Controlled assessment, externally moderated.
  D: Comment on the creative process and outcome in response to a music brief   Controlled assessment, externally moderated.

 

Parents / carers can best support students by: Encouraging students to attend their peripatetic music lessons and practicing regularly on their chosen instrument.


Additional materials to support study and revision:

Resource Link
Revision materials   
Managing a music product

PRS for Music - http://www.prsformusic.com 

http://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/Advice/Playing-Live/Gigs-and-Live-Entertainments/Starting-Out

Music composition www.haydockmusic.com
Music performance www.youtube.co.uk


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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