Music enables you to develop your performance, composition, listening and theoretical understanding through a range of different musical styles, traditions and genres and using a range of instruments and the voice. Practical projects encourage you to focus on your skill development, as well as developing your creativity and appreciation of a wide range of music.
In KS3 Music you will study a variety of projects including keyboard, vocal and ukulele performance skills, live lounge band performance skills, film music and song writing. Each project will include new theoretical knowledge, listening activities and also either a performance or a composition activity. For listening activities you will learn how to identify and describe certain aspects of the pieces of music or songs in a variety of styles, traditions and genres. For performance activities you will focus on developing technique and skill by working on solo performances and group performances in a range of musical styles. For composition activities you will learn how to create original pieces of music or songs in a range of musical styles. Each project builds on the knowledge and skill level required in the previous project to ensure you are challenged to make progress.
In KS4 Music you will continue to develop your theoretical, listening, performance and composition skills. You will specialise on one instrument or your voice to develop your performance and composition skills in styles that interest you. You will learn about a range of musical styles such as popular music, film music, music for ensemble and western classical music.
From Year 7 your work will be assessed using the KS4 assessment criteria and you will receive regular feedback to help you improve. You will be assessed on your accuracy, technical control, expression and interpretation for performances and on your creativity and development of ideas, technical control of musical elements and resources and structure and stylistic coherence for compositions. You will also be assessed on your listening and appraising work.
In addition to your musical development, Music helps you to develop a range of transferable skills such as your organisation, communication, confidence, team work, resilience, independent learning and creative skills.
What is a Knowledge Organiser?
It is a document prepared by your teachers that summarises and condenses all the most vital, useful and powerful knowledge on a single page, that you need to remember to be successful.
If you use this document to help you when you study or revise it will help you to remember the key information and learn important subject specific words which will help you in your exams and assessments.
By using the Knowledge Organisers at home to support you with study it will help you when back in the classroom. Below is a list of potential ideas and tasks that you could follow to help with any subject. You will then need to find the knowledge organisers for the subjects you wish to study, and the topics that you are studying in class to complete the tasks below or those set by your teachers.