Music

Curriculum Details

KS4

Arts Faculty

Content

Year 10

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

    Revision techniques in testing vocabulary.
    Completion of theory exercises / worksheets related to Music fundamentals and keywords / terminology.Comprehension questions based on Haydn's Symphony Questions on Pop music analysis. Revision of musical terms and devices.

Term 1: Music theory / general fundamentals. Listening of instrumentation, musical devices, aural perception. Haydn analysis Term 2 - Pop music analysis. Continued Listening and Aural Perception skills. Term 3 - Listening skills and terminology tested in preparation for Yr10 (informal) exam.

Unit 1 - Understanding Music

Unit 2 - Performing (September - June / July).

Informal recording June/ July).

    Continuous practice of a solo and ensemble piece for end of year recording. Formal recording is in Sept / Oct of Year 11.
    Ensure a practise schedule is followed as both pieces are only allowed to be recorded in Year 11.

Unit 3 - Composing.

Term 2 - Pop music analysis for compositional techniques.Learn and apply knowledge of Sibelius for the Free Composition.Terms 2 & 3: continued application of music devices and composition techniques to be complete by end of September (in Yr 11)

    Analyse a song of choice focusing on the Musical elements. Listen to other pieces of music for ideas that can be brought to the lesson and applied to your own composition.
    Encourage listening to a wide variety of music and suggesting ideas that could be developed.

Study Guides & Resources

Extra Support

Content

Year 11

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Unit 1 Understanding Music.

September - May Continued Listening practise, using past papers, aural perception, terminology recall exercises.

    Recap of worksheets, theory, vocab tests, comprehension questions for the 2 set works (Haydn & The Beatles).
    Revision techniques in testing vocabulary.

Unit 2 - Performing (September - June / July).

Solo performance before Oct Half TermEnsemble performance - before February Half Term.

    Daily practise in the lead up to a recording date (to be agreed with the teacher) for each performance. Further practise if performances are in need of improvement.
    Ensure a practise schedule is followed as both pieces are only allowed to be recorded in Year 11.

Unit 3 - Composing.

Term 1 - Begin Composition 2 (to a brief) - to be complete by April / Easter.

    September-Easter: after school sessions to bring compositions closer to completion.
    Encourage listening to a wide variety of music and suggesting ideas that could be developed.

Study Guides & Resources

Extra Support

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