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Raising the achievement of All

Music

Subject: Music

Overview 

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

Music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations

Key Stage 3 Overview

Year 7

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • The Elements of Music
  • Step and Leap (Composing a melody)
  • Note Reading Exercises 1

Year 8

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Note Reading Exercises 2
  • Music of the Caribbean
  • Syncopated Chords & Bass Riffs

Useful websites/resources

BBC Bitesize

Quizlet,

www.musictheoryonline.co.uk

www.makingmusicfun.net

Key Stage 4 Overview

Exam Board

OCR

Qualification type

GCSE

Assessment

30% Performance, 30% Composition, 40% Listening and Appraising Exam Paper

Year 9

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Music Theory
  • Solo Performance
  • Instruments of the Orchestra/Film Music
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Baroque Concerto
  • Composition

Year 10

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Classical Concerto
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Romantic Concerto
  • Composition
  • Pop, Samba & Calypso
  • Solo Performance

Year 11

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Music of India & Greece
  • Solo Performance
  • Music of Africa, Israel & Palestine
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Revision

Useful websites/resources

BBC Bitesize, Quizlet, www.musictheoryonline.co.uk, YouTube – OCR GCSE Music Virtual Textbook

Recommended revision guide

CGP GCSE OCR Music Complete Revision & Practice