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Key Stage Three

 

Year 7

Year 8

Term One: Autumn

RHYTHM AND PULSE

Note Values

Body Percussion

Rhythms of the World

NOTATION

Instrumental Skills - keyboard, guitar, ukulele, voice

Term Two: Christmas

STRUCTURE

Music Production - An introduction to DAW

 

Term Three: Winter

PITCH

Staff Notation and Melody

Singing Skills

STRUCTURE AND EXPRESSION

Music for Film

Composition techniques

Term Four: Spring

PITCH

Dynamics and Melodic Technique

Keyboard Skills

Term Five: Summer

PITCH

Texture and Sonority

The Instruments of the Orchestra

HARMONY AND TONALITY

12 bar blues

4 chord songs

Year 9: Music and Music Technology Foundation Curriculum

Term One: Autumn

The Elements of Music

Notation, melody, harmony, expression, composition techniques, performance skills

Listening development

Analysis of elements of sound in a piece of music

Term Two: Christmas

Term Three: Winter

Music Skills Development

Rehearsal technique

Performance technique

Development of use of DAW

Term Four: Spring

Bronze Arts Award

Section A: Take Part (Skills Development)

Section B: Be the Audience

Term Five: Summer

Bronze Arts Award

Section C: Arts Inspiration

Section D: Arts Skills Share

Key Stage Four

BTEC L1/2 Tech Award in Music Practice

 

Year 10

Year 11

Term One: Autumn

The Elements of Music

Notation, melody, harmony, expression, composition techniques, performance skills

Component 2: Music Skills Development

  • Developing two musical disciplines through engagement in practical tasks, while documenting progress and planning for further improvement.

Term Two: Christmas

Component 1: Exploring Music Products and Styles

  • Exploring the techniques used in the creation of different musical products and investigating the key features of different musical styles and genres.

Term Three: Winter

EXTERNAL SET BRIEF

Component 3: Responding to a Commercial Music Brief

  • Develop and present music in response to a given commercial music brief.

Term Four: Spring

Term Five: Summer

Component 2: Music Skills Development

  • Developing two musical disciplines through engagement in practical tasks, while documenting progress and planning for further improvement.

Key Stage Five

RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Practitioners (Performance)

 

Year 12

Year 13

Term One: Autumn

Unit 385: Rehearsal Skills and Live Performance

Unit 349: Planning a Career in Music

Unit 362: Lead performer

Unit 355: Leading a Music Making Activity

Term Two: Christmas

Term Three: Winter

External Assessment

Unit 387: Rehearsal Skills and Live Performance

Term Four: Spring

Unit 365: Auditioning for Music

Term Five: Summer

 

NCFE Level 3 General Certificate in Music Technology  

 

Year 12

Year 13

Term One: Autumn

Unit 1: Understanding DAW

Unit 2: Creating Music

Unit 3: Multi-Track audio recording, mixing and mastering

Unit 6: Digital Music Business

Term Two: Christmas

Unit 1: Understanding DAW

Unit 2: Creating Music

Unit 3: Multi-Track audio recording, mixing and mastering

Unit 5: Live Sound performance Technology

Term Three: Winter

Unit 2: Creating Music

Unit 4: Sound Creation

Unit 3: Multi-Track audio recording, mixing and mastering

Unit 5: Live Sound performance Technology

 

EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT

PAPER 1: Theory (2 hour written paper)

PAPER 2: Practical (10 hour practical assessment)

Term Four: Spring

Unit 4: Sound Creation

Unit 6: Digital Music Business

Unit 5: Live Sound performance Technology

 

Term Five: Summer

Unit 4: Sound Creation

Unit 6: Digital Music Business

 

Mock Exams

PAPER 1: Theory (2 hour written paper)

PAPER 2: Practical (10 hour practical assessment)

RETAKES

EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT

PAPER 1: Theory (2 hour written paper)

PAPER 2: Practical (10 hour practical assessment)