Music

Music

Autumn Term

Topic
Overview

Units 1-3

Queen: Killer Queen (from the album “Sheer Heart Attack”)

 

L van Beethoven: 1st movement from Piano Sonata no. 8 in C minor "Pathetique"

  • Understanding Music – Staff & Clefs, note names, note values, time signatures, key signatures, Scales, Harmony, triads, cadences, musical devices, the elements of music and key terminology.
  • A Brief History of Music - Placing music into context - Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, Popular Music.
  • Composition Skills – how to compose? What is a melody? What is an accompaniment? Melodic devices and harmonic devices. Practice composition skills.
  • Performance Skills – first solo performance master class will take place this term.
  • Appraising – Introduction to the first area of study: Instrumental Music 1700 - 1820

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Working as a team
    • Independence
    • Resilience through practise and performance
    • Mutual respect 

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Exploring the roles in music performance and composition

 

Home Learning this Term

Music theory tasks and revision of key terminology for set works and areas of study. Rehearsal for performance components.

 

 

Spring Term

Topic
Overview

Units 1-3

Esperanza Spalding: Samba Em Preludio (from the album

"Esperenza")

  • Component 1 Performance – Begin work for ensemble performance. Continue practice for solo performance.
  • Component 2 Composition- Students will be given their first composition brief. They will have to compose music according to the specific brief. They will have planning and creating time and will begin controlled assessment when it is time to write up their compositions.
  • Component 3 Appraising – Continuation of the first area of study: Instrumental Music 1700 – 1820

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Working as a team
    • Independence
    • Resilience through practise and performance
    • Exploring different cultures
    • Mutual respect

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Exploring the roles in music performance and composition

 

Home Learning this Term

Music theory tasks and revision of key terminology for set works and areas of study. Rehearsal for performance components.

 

 

Summer Term

Topic
Overview

Units 1 and 2

J S Bach: 3rd movement from Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major

  • Component 1 Performance – Performance master classes in both ensemble and solo performance.
  • Component 2 Composition – Students will continue to work on their first composition. This will be completed by the end of term. If some students complete their composition early they will start work on Composition 2.
  • Component 3 Appraising – Introduction to the second area of study: Vocal Music

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Working as a team
    • Independence
    • Resilience through practise and performance
    • Mutual respect

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Exploring the roles in music performance and composition

 

Home Learning this Term

Music theory tasks and revision of key terminology for set works and areas of study. Rehearsal for performance components.

 

 

Year 10 Music Summary

    • Component 1: At various points throughout the year students will be required to perform a solo and ensemble pieces in a performance master class. The solo & ensemble pieces must last for at least 1 minute each, and the combined total time of the two pieces must be at least 4 minutes.
    • Component 2: Students will submit one composition by the June 2018
    • Component 3:Students will take an end of year listening and written exam in June 2018

It is essential for success at GCSE that students recognise the importance of either playing an instrument or singing on a regular basis throughout their course. The performance component counts for 30% of their final mark. Regular practise should be taking place and encouraged at home on a regular basis. Many students who begin playing an instrument at the beginning of year 9 successfully complete the course with performances of a high standard if they devote focussed time to their learning.