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Music

Curriculum Intent

The music curriculum is designed to offer access to a range of musical genres such as: blues, rock, pop, classical; as well as provide opportunities for pupils to be creative and explore a range of performance skills. To enable pupils to leave the classroom with more confidence then when they arrived, lessons will build on instrumental skills and provide opportunities to perform both as a soloist and as an ensemble. Through engagement with these tasks, pupils will develop teamwork skills, social skills, confidence and adaptability skills which will help them in their future careers.

Curriculum Content

 

Year 7

This academic year covers a range of topics including: ‘Elements of Music – Building Blocks’, Developing Keyboard Skills and Notation’, ‘Samba’, ‘Variation Form’, Developing Ensemble Skills – The Beatles’.

Year 8

Students will cover a range of topics including: ‘Descriptive Music’, ‘Developing Ensemble Skills – Rock Band’, ‘Developing Keyboard Skills – Fur Elise’

Year 9

Students will cover a range of topics including: ‘Hooks and Riffs’, ‘Blues Music’, ‘Developing Ensemble Skills – Pop Music’.

Year 10

Students follow a GCSE course in Music focusing on composing, performing and listening and describing skills covering a range of musical genres.

Year 11

Students follow a GCSE course in Music focusing on composing, performing and listening and describing skills covering a range of musical genres.

 

GCSE Course Details

 

Qualification

GCSE Music                                    

Exam Board

OCR                                                  

Syllabus Details

J536

Link to Exam Board Website

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/music-j536-from-2016/

Assessment Details

30% composing, 30% performing, 60% listening exam

Recommended Course Books

GCSE Music OCR Complete Revision & Practice (with Audio CD) - for the Grade 9-1 Course – CGP

Rhinegold Education – GCSE Music Revision Guide

 

Suggested Websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zv7gxyc - KS4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zmsvr82 - KS3

Enrichment Opportunities

KS3 Soul Band

KS4 Soul Band

Soloist Performances

Samba Band (Summer Term)

Guitar Group (Summer Term)

Choir (When needed)

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