Music

Meet our Team

Ms J Russell - Head of Music

Miss E Williams - Teacher of Music

 

Our KS3 Curriculum
KS3 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn 1 Stomp      

Basic rhythm notation and ensemble performance

The Beauty of Baroque      

Analysing musical scores, keyboard skills, ground bass and melodies

Bhangra      

Music from around the world. Drumming rhythms, vocal and keyboard skills

Autumn 2 Finding your voice      

Unit of work which explores developing confidence in vocal work and building textures

4 Chord Mash Up      

Acapella Vocal unit based on 4 chord harmonies, producing an ensemble performance

Film Music      

Composition based on music for film

Spring 1 Power of the Pentatonic      

Using the Pentatonic scale to build basic keyboard skills, melodies and music notation

Djembe      

Ensemble composition based on music from Africa and drumming skills

Major and Minor      

How to build major and minor chords. How pop songs are constructed

Spring 2 Power of the Pentatonic      

Using the Pentatonic scale to build basic keyboard skills, melodies and music notation

Djembe      

Ensemble composition based on music from Africa and drumming skills

Major and Minor      

How to build major and minor chords. How pop songs are constructed

Summer 1 4 Chord Songs      

Introducing harmony. chords, and instrumental skills on the keyboard. guitar and ukulele

Band Carousel      

Performing pop sings through a variety of instrumental skills

Band Carousel      

Performing pop songs through a variety of instrumental skills

Summer 2 4 Chord Songs      

Introducing harmony. chords, and instrumental skills on the keyboard. guitar and ukulele

Band Carousel      

Performing pop sings through a variety of instrumental skills

Band Carousel      

Performing pop songs through a variety of instrumental skills

 
Our KS4 Curriculum
KS4 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn 1 Solo Performance taught in instrumental lessons      

Compositional skills in garageband

Game of Thrones bridging KS3 to GCSE project

Ensemble Performance taught in instrumental lessons      

Response to set brief composition

Killer Queen set work

Autumn 2 Solo Performance taught in instrumental lessons      

Composition 1 free composition coursework

Star Wars set work

Ensemble Performance taught in instrumental lessons      

Response to set brief composition

Samba Em Preludio

Spring 1 Solo Performance taught in instrumental lessons      

Composition 1 free composition coursework

Purcell set work

Ensemble Performance taught in instrumental lessons      

Response to set brief composition

Sonata No.8 'Pathetique' (Beethoven) and mock exam

Spring 2 Solo Performance taught in instrumental lessons      

Composition 1 free composition coursework

Afro Celt Sound System set work

All coursework to be completed and send to exam board      

Review set work and exam practice

Summer 1 Ensemble Performance taught in instrumental lessons      

Composition 1 free composition coursework

Defying Gravity set work

Review set work and exam practice
Summer 2 Ensemble Performance taught in instrumental lessons      

Composition 1 free composition coursework

Brandenburg Concerto No.5 set work

Examinations
 
Exam Specification

Please click here to view the exam specification.

 

Extra-curricular Activities

Tuesday

GCSE Music Coursework Club

See the full enrichment timetable here.