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Music

SUBJECT:

Music

 

 

 

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Principles.

 

The Westwood Academy recognises the importance of Music within our curriculum, not only for the purpose of developing musicianship, but for the opportunities to develop well-rounded young people who are creative problem-solvers, confident communicators and highly reflective individuals. The curriculum also prioritises the development of PRIDE and other transferable skills which will support and benefit learners in whatever pathway they choose to follow. We recognise the importance of literacy and oracy within musical learning through regular listening and discussion tasks to develop aural skills and musical vocabulary. Through knowledgeable and motivating teaching, students will learn a variety of skills that build on subject specific knowledge from year to year and give students aspirational goals for the future through our GCSE syllabus. We aim to widen students cultural experience, covering a range of musical styles that students know, and might listen to outside of school, but also music that they might not normally listen to.

 

Curriculum Aims:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
  • Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

 

YEAR GROUP

SCHEME or QUALIFICATIONS

AUTUMN

TOPICS

SPRING

TOPICS

SUMMER

TOPICS

ASSESSMENT

 

7

 

 

The Musical Elements

 

Introduction to Keyboards

 

Rhythm and Pulse

 

Instruments of the Orchestra

(Keyboards 2)

 

Programme Music (Composing)

 

Traditional Folk Music

End of topic listening assessments

 

Half termly composition or performance assessments

8

 

 

The Blues

 

West African Drumming

 

Theme and Variations

(Composing

 

Reggae (Ukulele)

 

Western Classical Music

(Keyboard)

 

Song Writing

End of topic listening assessments

 

Half termly composition or performance assessments

9

 

 

 

Jazz

 

Film Music

 

Beethoven

 

Pop Music through the Decades

 

Introduction to GCSE Music

End of topic listening assessments

 

Half termly composition or performance assessments

10

 


GCSE Music

 

Eduqas

 

Introduction to Music Elements

 

Developing performance

Skills

 

General Composition Skills

 

 

 

 

Film Music

 

Music for Ensemble

 

Solo Performance

 

Free Composition

 

 

 

Popular Music

Set Work: Africa (Toto)

 

Ensemble Performance

 

Free Composition

 

Regular listening tests

Mock Exam

 

Termly mock performance recordings

 

Free composition completed and internally marked.

11

 

 

GCSE Music

 

Eduqas

 

Western Classical Music

Set Work: Badinerie (Bach)


Solo Performance

 

Composing to a Brief

 

 

 

Revision: Film and Music for Ensemble

 

 

Ensemble Performance

 

Composing to a Brief

 

Revision: All Areas of Study

 

 

Final revisions to coursework.

 

Mock Exams

 

 

 

Performance and Composing coursework completed and internally marked.