Music

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Autumn Term

Topic
Overview

Units 1-3

H Purcell: Music for a While

 

J Williams: Main title/rebel blockade runner (from the soundtrack to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

  • Unit 1: Performance - Students will complete and record their solo performance. Students should also continue working on their ensemble performance pieces throughout this term. 
  • Unit 2: Composition - Students will begin their second composition, which is to be completed by the end of term. 
  • Unit 3: Listening and appraising - Revise key terminology from Area of Study 1 and 2. 

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Working as a team
    • Independence
    • Resilience through practise and performance
    • Mutual respect 

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Exploring the roles in music performance and composition

 

Home Learning this Term

Music theory tasks and revision of key terminology for set works and areas of study. Rehearsal for performance components.

 

 

Spring Term

Topic
Overview

Units 1-3

Afro Celt Sound System: Release (from the album “Volume 2: Release”)

  • Unit 1: Performance – Mock and real performance for their Ensemble.

  • Unit 2: Composition – Revisit Compositions – meet individually with music staff to discuss progress and how to improve your coursework. Spend time re working coursework. All compositions are to be completed by the end of term.

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    Unit 3: Listening and appraising - Mock listening exam. Complete any set works from last term. Revise set works. Exam preparation and technique, including essay technique. 

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Working as a team
    • Independence
    • Resilience through practise and performance
    • Exploring different cultures
    • Mutual respect

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Exploring the roles in music performance and composition

 

Home Learning this Term

Music theory tasks and revision of key terminology for set works and areas of study. Rehearsal for performance components.

 

 

Summer Term

Topic
Overview

Units 2 and 3

S Schwartz: Defying Gravity (from the album of the cast recording of Wicked)

  • Unit2: Composition – This unit will be completed and coursework sent off by the 15th May 2017 

  • Unit 3: Listening and appraising – Revise set works. Exam preparation and technique, including essay technique. The Listening exam will be in late May/ early June.

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Working as a team
    • Independence
    • Resilience through practise and performance
    • Mutual respect

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Exploring the roles in music performance and composition

 

Home Learning this Term

Music theory tasks and revision of key terminology for set works and areas of study. Rehearsal for performance components.

 

 

Year 11 Music Summary

    • Component 1 (1MU0/01): Performing Music 30% - solo and ensemble performance exam April 2018

    • Component 2 (1MU0/02): Composing Music 30% two compositions handed in April 2018

    • Component 3 (1MU0/03): Music – Appraising 40% - listening and written exam in May/June 2018

It is essential for success at GCSE that students recognise the importance of either playing an instrument or singing on a regular basis throughout their course. The performance component counts for 30% of their final mark. Regular practise should be taking place and encouraged at home on a regular basis. Many students who begin playing an instrument at the beginning of year 9 successfully complete the course with performances of a high standard if they devote focussed time to their learning.

 

 

 

 

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