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Welcome to the Music area

Head of Department – Mr J. Holt

Music aims to develop all pupils creativity, confidence and ability. All pupils have access to musical instruments and the opportunity to hear live music. We aim to provide inspirational opportunities that will be life-long remembered and nurture all pupils passions and potential.

Staffing

Head of The Expressive ArtsMr J. Holt – BA (Hons) Music
Teacher of MusicMr L. Horne (Long term supply)

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Elements of MusicElements of music
Addition of Pulse Beat & Rhythm
Notation, Performance, Composition & Contextual Analysis

Year 7 Set Work Focus – Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Mozart
Instruments of the OrchestraKeyboard performance skills
Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Music & IdentitySandwiches (Ternary Form)Notation, Performance, Composition & Contextual Analysis
Year 8 Set Work Focus – Pachelbel’s Canon – Johann Pachelbel
Music from StageSamba Music
Year 10

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
MinimalismBlues MusicNotation, Performance, Composition & Contextual Analysis
Year 9 Set Work Focus – The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Music for FilmFanfares/War
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Introduction to the GCSE
Free composition
Vocal Music set works
Vocal Music Wider Listening
Preparation for the performance component is on-going.
Instrumental Music 1700–1820 set works
Instrumental Music 1700–1820 wider listening
Free composition is on-going
Preparation for the performance component is on-going
Music for Stage and Screen set works
Music for Stage and Screen wider listening
Work on free composition.
Preparation for the performance component is ongoing.
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
Revision of Year 1 areas of study.
Selection of composition brief.
Fusions set works
Preparation for the performance component is ongoing.
Record performances (mock)
Fusions wider listening
Revision of all set works and consolidation of wider listening.
Complete composition to a brief.
Record performances.
Revision of all set works and consolidation of wider listening.
Complete free composition.

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Key stage 3 students will receive one piece of written homework per half term:
Spelling Tests
Evaluation of performance
Skills Definitions
Contextual analysis
Music Theoretical Knowledge
Rhythm Numeracy


Whole School Production
Instrumental Lessons
Pantomime trip
DHS Concert Band
DHS String ensemble
Trips to see musical ensembles
Working with external professionals
Tuesday
Beginner Brass
12.45 – 1.20pm
Pupils paired with older pupil mentors

Friday
KS3 Music catch up sessions
3.30 – 4.15 pm

Throughout the week instrumental lessons run
Bridgewater Hall Concert Series
Bury Parish Church Concert Series
http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/music/

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Music
Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Performance Evaluation
Composer Research
Music Theoretical Knowledge
Contextual Analysis
Annotation of a Score
Musical Dictation
Whole School Production
Instrumental Lessons
Pantomime trip
DHS Concert Band
DHS String ensemble
Trips to see musical ensembles
Working with external professionals
Tuesday
Beginner Brass
12.45 – 1.20pm
Pupils paired with older pupil mentors

Friday
KS3 Music catch up sessions
3.30 – 4.15 pm

Throughout the week instrumental lessons run
Bridgewater Hall Concert Series
Bury Parish Church Concert Series
http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/music/

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Music
Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Musical dictation
Score analysis
Contextual analysis
Comparison questions
Performance development
Compositional Techniques
Whole School Production
Instrumental Lessons
Pantomime trip
DHS Concert Band
DHS String ensemble
Trips to see musical ensembles
Working with external professionals
Tuesday
Beginner Brass
12.45 – 1.20pm
Pupils paired with older pupil mentors

Friday
KS3 Music catch up sessions
3.30 – 4.15 pm

Throughout the week instrumental lessons run
Bridgewater Hall Concert Series
Bury Parish Church Concert Series
http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/music/

BBC Bitesize
Music
Year 10

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Performance log
Contextual analysis
Music theory
Compositional techniques
Close analysis
Rehearsing performances
Comparison questions
Musical dictation
Local, regional and national performance opportunities
DHS Concert Band
DHS String Ensemble
Instrumental Lessons
Whole School Production
Partnership possibilities with local FE providers
Throughout the week instrumental lessons run
Extra-Curricular ensembles provide performance opportunities

Tuesday
Music Theory
3.30 – 4.30pm
Thursday
GCSE Coursework
3.30 – 4.30pm
Edexcel GCSE Music
 
Bridgewater Hall Concert Series
Bury Parish Church Concert Series
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Music
Year 11

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Performance log
Contextual analysis
Music theory
Compositional techniques
Close analysis
Rehearsing performances
Comparison questions
Musical dictation
Local, regional and national performance opportunities
DHS Concert Band
DHS String Ensemble
Instrumental Lessons
Whole School Production
Partnership possibilities with local FE providers
hroughout the week instrumental lessons run
Extra-Curricular ensembles provide performance opportunities

Tuesday
Music Theory
3.30 – 4.30pm
Thursday
GCSE Coursework
3.30 – 4.30pm
AQA GCSE Music

BBC Bitesize
Music