Music Department

Music Curriculum Overview 2016/7

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

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11

Unit 1

 

 

 

Unit 2

 

 

Unit 3

Listening and Appraising.

Composing and Appraising.

Performing.

Unit 1

 

 

 

Unit 2

 

 

Unit 3

 

 

Unit 4

Listening and Appraising.

Composing and Appraising.

Performing.

Composing.

Unit 1

 

 

 

Unit 2

 

 

 

Unit 3

 

 

Unit 4

Listening and Appraising.

Composing and Appraising.

Performing

Composing.

Unit 1

 

 

 

Unit 2

 

 

Unit 3

 

 

Unit 4

Listening and Appraising.

Composing and Appraising.

Performing.

Composing.

Unit 1

Completion of :

Unit 2

 

 

Unit 3

 

Unit 4

Listening and Appraising.

 Composing and Appraising.

Performing.

Composing.

Unit 1 Examination

 

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R 10

AO1

 

 

 

 

AO2

 

AO3 and

AO4

 

Solo performing.

Group performing.

 

 

 

Composing.

 

Listening and Appraising Music.

 

 

AO1

 

 

 

 

AO2

 

AO3 and

AO4

Solo performing.

Group performing.

 

Composing.

 

Listening and Appraising Music.

 

AO1

 

 

 

 

AO2

 

AO3 and

AO4

 

Solo performing.

Group performing.

 

Composing.

 

Listening and Appraising Music.

 

 

AO1

 

 

 

 

AO2

 

AO3 and

AO4

 

Solo performing.

Group performing.

 

 

Composing.

 

Listening and Appraising Music.

 

 

AO1

 

 

 

 

AO2

 

AO3 and

AO4

Solo performing.

Group performing.

 

Composing.

 

Listening and Appraising Music.

 

 

AO1

 

 

 

 

AO2

 

AO3 and

AO4

 

Solo performing.

Group performing.

 

Composing.

 

Listening and Appraising Music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9

12 Bar Blues:

Historical context.

12 bar structure.

Blues scale.

Blues performance.

Improvising.

Composing.

Music for Film:

Use of Cubase.

Leitmotif.

Mickey Mousing.

Timbre.

Pedal notes.

Improvising.

Composing.

Radio Broadcast:

Use of Cubase.

Use of mic.

Music to accompany news item, jingle etc.

Adding effects.

Pop Song Remix:

Solo/group performing.

Arranging.

Appreciation of style.

Performing technique.

Song Writing:

Structure.

Composing chord sequences.

Writing lyrics.

Performing.

 

GCSE Introduced:

Solo performing.

Group performing.

Rhythmic composing using Cubase.

Musical terminology.

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8

Musical Structure:

Binary form.

Ternary form.

Rondo form.

Class gamelan performance.

Keyboard performance.

Minimalism:

Use of Cubase.

Minimalist composition and performance.

Use of timbre and structure.

Music in Advertising:

Taglines.

Brand.

Use of Cubase.

Composing.

Use of mic.

Importing sound effects.

Riffs:

Use of Cubase.

How to program drum tracks/fills.

Composing riffs.

Reggae:

Keyboard performance.

Historical knowledge of style.

Performance technique.

Composing in a reggae style.

Arranging:

Adapting elements of a well-known song.

Improvising.

Composing.

Performing.

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R 7

Musical Openings:

Pulse.

Rhythm.

Use of percussion.

Group improvising and composing.

 

World Music:

Class gamelan

performance.

 

Class samba performance.

 

Reading Music:

Aural skills.

Keyboard navigation.

Melodic and rhythmic notation.

 

Descriptive Music:

Musical elements.

Class/group composing.

Use of Cubase.

Composing and recording a weather broadcast.

Solo Performing:

Notation.

Keyboard navigation.

Use of fingers.

Performance skills.

Coordinating 2 hands together.

Composing:

Understanding Primary chords.

Developing a chord sequence.

Composing melodic ideas.