Music

Curriculum Map

 What will I study?How will I be assessed?
Year 76 units of work which include individual, pair and group work using a range of tuned and untuned instruments
The units cover:

  • composition (making up your own music)

  • performing (playing what you have been practising/rehearsing/composing to others)

  • listening and appraising (offering comments about live and recorded music)



Through these units you’ll:
Learn how to play instruments musically
Experiment with, recreate and combine sounds using the elements of music
Listen with concentration and understanding to live and recorded music
Start to develop an understanding of the history of music
You will perform, where appropriate, to the other pupils and evaluate your own and others’ performances using musical vocabulary
Year 8As above

Through these units you’ll:
Develop some fluency and accuracy when playing and performing
Improvise and compose for a range of purposes using the elements of music
Start to develop an understanding of the history of music
Appreciate and understand a wide range of live and recorded music from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
You will perform, where appropriate, to the other pupils and evaluate your own and others’ performances using musical vocabulary
Year 9As above

Through these units you’ll:
Play and perform confidently with fluency and accuracy
Extend and develop musical ideas using a range of structures, styles and tradition
Identify and use the elements of music with increasing musicality
Listen to a wide range of music and be able to offer comments with increasing discrimination
Develop a deepening understanding of the history of music
You will perform, where appropriate, to the other pupils and evaluate your own and others’ performances using musical vocabulary
Year 10GCSE music
Set works from different periods of musical history
How to compose 2 pieces using a variety of techniques and how to perform 2 pieces using and developing the skills learnt during KS3
A listening exam at the end of the course will test the pupil’s knowledge of the set works.
The performances and compositions are on-going coursework and as such developed over both years. They are moderated externally.