Music

Exam board: AQA

 

Year 9

  Topic taught
Term 1 Composition - Basic elements mini composition task. Performance - Ensembles Pop Band Performance. Listening & Analysing - Elements of Music 101.
Term 2 Composition - Percussion Composition. Performance- Solos. Listening & Analysing - Harmony and Tonality.
Term 3 Composition - GarageBand Sequencing project. Performance - Ensembles. Listening & Analysing - Harmony and Tonality.
Term 4 Composition - GarageBand Sequencing project. Performance - Ensembles. Listening & Analysing - Harmony and Tonality.
Term 5 Composition - World Music Group Comp. Performance - Solos. Listening & Analysing - Melody and Texture 
Term 6 Composition - Acoustic Pop Song. Performance - Ensembles. Listening & Analysing - Fusions (Afro Celt Soundsystem).

 

Year 10

  Topic taught
Term 1 Composition - Composing an Electronic Pop Song (Logic Pro X). Performance - Solo. Listening & Analysing - Fusions (Esperanza Spalding). 
Term 2 Composition - Composing for Film Apocalypse (Logic Pro X). Performance - Ensembles. Listening & Analysing - Music for Stage and Screen (Star Wars).
Term 3 Composition - Free Composition. Performance - Solos. Listening & Analysing - Music for Stage and Screen 
Term 4 Composition - Free Composition. Performance - Ensembles. Listening & Analysing - Vocal Music (Music for a While).
Term 5 Composition - Free Composition. Performance - Ensembles. Listening & Analysing - Vocal Music (Killer Queen). 
Term 6 Composition - Free Composition (Recording Week). Performance - Solos. Listening & Analysing - Unfamiliar Listening and Exam Prep.

 

Year 11

  Topic taught
Term 1 Composition - Set Brief. Performance - Solo/ensemble. Listening & Analysing - Instrumental Music (Bach Brandenburg).
Term 2 Composition - Set Brief. Performance - Solo/ensemble. Listening & Analysing - Instrumental Music (Beethoven Pathetique).
Term 3 Composition - Set Brief  Performance - Solo/ensemble. Listening & Analysing - Unfamiliar Listening/ Musical Dictation. 
Term 4 Composition - Set Brief. Recording Week mid March (record solos and groups). Performance - Solo/ensemble. Recording Week mid March (record solos and groups). Listening & Analysing - Unfamiliar Listening/ Musical Dictation. 
Term 5 Finishing coursework and final exam prep.