Music

The aim of Music at Bradford Academy is to give every Learner an experience of Music, both traditional, world and contemporary and allow all Learners to enjoy all aspects of the world of Music.

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Learners begin their controlled assessment: Composing and Appraising music. Learners are given a number of composition briefs and are to complete a piece of music in a 20 hour time frame, review their own progress, and complete a written assignment based on their work.
Key Activities / Homework Using their chosen brief, Learners must submit a three minute composition that uses two Areas of Study elements to focus their composition skills. The written appraisal must accurately detail the composition process and allow students to reflect upon their creative success.
Assessments Learners can only receive limited feedback during the controlled assessment as this section of the course is examined externally. Staff are able to direct students towards musical sources to show how the Area of Study elements can be used. Learners are encouraged to self-assess during the ongoing appraisal process to ensure they reflect upon their own work.
Suggest reading & support materials Students are encouraged to listen to a variety of genres to review their understanding, as well as seek guidance from music staff to ensure development across all aspects of their musical development.

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives The final deadlines for all coursework and controlled assessments are the first week of May each year in year 11. All final performances and compositions are to be submitted to the class teacher for submission to the exam board.
Key Activities / Homework Learners are to submit two compositions and two final performances. Learners will also begin their final studies for the final listening exam
Assessments Regular performance updates through instrumental staff, as well as a listening mock exam at the beginning and end of the term to focus learners on their revision.
Suggest reading & support materials Students are encouraged to listen to a variety of genres to review their understanding, as well as seek guidance from music staff to ensure development across all aspects of their musical development.

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives All coursework to be submitted to AQA. Learners to finalise their revision for the listening exam.
Key Activities / Homework Learners take part in conference-style learning, by discussing the genres and relating the Areas of Study to these. The learning style enables students to learn collaboratively.
Assessments Learners are to take part in weekly revision tests to focus their knowledge and prepare for the exam. Learners are encouraged to attend an extra revision session during the May half term break
Suggest reading & support materials Students are encouraged to listen to a variety of genres to review their understanding, as well as seek guidance from music staff to ensure development across all aspects of their musical development.