Music

Head of Expressive Arts Mr J. Holt BA (Hons) Music
Co-ordinator of Music Enrichment Ms K. McCormick BA (Hons) Music, A.L.C.M (perf)

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Elements of Music Elements 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 Orchestra Keyboard performance skills

Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Music & Identity Sandwiches (Ternary Form) Notation, Performance, Composition & Contextual Analysis

Year 8 Set Work Focus – Pachelbel’s Canon – Johann Pachelbel

Music from Stage Samba Music

Year 9

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Minimalism Blues Music Notation, Performance, Composition & Contextual Analysis

Year 9 Set Work Focus – The Four Seasons – Vivaldi

Music for Film Fanfares/War

Year 10

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 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 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
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 Information

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional 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 …
2 Key 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/

 

BBC Bitesize

Music

Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional 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 …
2
  • Performance 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/

 

BBC Bitesize

Music

Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional 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 …
2
  • Musical 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 fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional 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 …
5
  • Performance 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 fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional 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 …
5
  • Performance 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

AQA GCSE Music

 

BBC Bitesize

Music