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Year 7
Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
Body Percussion & Graphic ScoreStandard Notation & BeethovenStringed InstrumentsSong Writing and compositionPop Band, instrument exploration.Theme and variation Battle of the bands
To build confidence in oneself to perform in front of others.To develop an understanding of Standard notation whilst studying the Great composer Beethoven.To develop understanding of string instruments with a focus on ukulele.To develop an understanding into chord progressions and learn how to write lyrics.Students will have the opportunity to learn how to play a multitude of instruments including guitar, drums and bass.To collate previous learning into a final product in which students will showcase their growth in performance skills.
To understand the link between image and sound.To gain and develop skills to play the piano with both hands looking at melody and chords.Develop skills in order to perform at least 4 chords on the ukulele and to begin to learn both play and sing at the same time.To develop confidence further in performance and to draw understanding into harmony.To explore instrumentation and develop further instrumental skills and performance To develop further understanding in utilisation of the elements of music to rework a popular song into a unique piece.
Introduction to composition skills and understanding of Dynamics.Using Fur Elise and Ode to Joy as stimulus.To develop ensemble skills to perform with othersTo develop a critical ear to enhance understanding of chords and melody.
Introduction to singing and listening skillsTo explore the elements of music

Key areas

1. Performance
2. Composition
3. Listening skills (exploring works of renowned composers and artists)

Year 8
Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
Film music and digital composition Blues and ImprovisationReggaeBlues and ImprovisationBattle of the bands Composition Live recording
To develop knowledge and understanding of how music is used within film to enhance scenes.To develop an understanding of the history of the blues music and its formula influence on music today. To develop knowledge of Reggae music looking at syncopation, instrumentation and the history of the genre.To collate previous learning into a final product in which students will showcase their growth in performance skills.To revisit music technology in developing an understanding into the workings of a recording studio and to learn how to record instrumentation and vocals from our previous composition.
To use technology to compose a character motif and underscore for a set scene.To perform the 12 bar blues on multiple instruments and to master blues scales to provide the basis of improvisation.To push forward in learning music in a different genreTo develop further understanding in utilisation of the elements of music to rework a popular song into a unique piece.
To develop understanding of using a DAW (digital audio workstation)To continue lyric writing

Continuation of the understanding the elements of music

Year 9
Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
Bandwork Live sound set upClub composition Live sound recordingBandworkPrepare for a show
Throughout the year students will be learning set pieces from different decades and genres in preparation for future coursework. To develop an understanding of setting up a show and to look at the health and safety aspects as well as logistical elements for running a show.
These terms are bolstering students musicianship and instrumental levels.To learn how to run a PA and lighting rig

Option choices preparation for BTEC course.

Throughout the year students will be learning set pieces from different decades and genres in preparation for future coursework

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