Music

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Music A variety of learning experiences that give the learners a range of musical performance and composition opportunities. Learners develop a portfolio of repertoire through singing, keyboard and other instrumental experiences. Learners develop their understanding of the Elements of Music through composition and performance work. Learners then develop their repertoire through the music of The Beatles. Learners have the opportunity to take part in out of class musical lessons, as well as join the Academy Music Groups.
Key Activities / Homeworks Activities include: Class, group and solo singing, keyboard performances, use of rock band instruments. Access to music technology is available, and learners are encouraged to use the Apple Mac computers to record their work – using the Apple standard Garage band, and moving towards the industry standard Logic. Homework is set for each topic.
Assessments Assessed performances include: Singing in Harmony, solo and group singing, keyboard and instrumental performances and compositions.
Suggest reading & support materials Learners can access their resources at any time through the school day, and are encouraged to practice: either at home or using the instruments within the department.

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Music Learners develop their musical experience through a variety of composition and performances based on music from around the world. The journey takes learners through the American, African and Asian continents looking at Bhangra, Qawwali, African drumming and Calypso.
Key Activities / Homeworks Activities include: Class, group and solo singing, keyboard performances and African drumming. Access to music technology is available, and learners are encouraged to use the Apple Mac computers to record their work – using the Apple standard Garage band, and moving towards the industry standard Logic. Homework is set for each topic.
Assessments Assessed performances include: Singing in Harmony, World Music performances (including African Drumming, Calypso singing and Qawwali). Call and response and drumming compositions will also take part in the assessments.
Suggest reading & support materials Learners can access their resources at any time through the school day, and are encouraged to practice: either at home or using the instruments within the department.

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Music Learners study works from John Williams, Howard Shore and Hans Zimmer to develop their understanding of the use of musical elements. They will then translate this understanding into their own work: using industry standard software for students to compose film music using a variety of MIDI techniques. Homework is set for each topic. Learners have the opportunity to take part in out of class musical lessons, as well as join the Academy Music Groups.
Key Activities / Homeworks Activities include listening to and analysing the use of music to describe dramatic scenes, performances of film themes and the composition of an original theme for a dramatic scene. Access to music technology is available, and learners are encouraged to use the Apple Mac computers to record their work – using the Apple standard Garage band, and moving towards the industry standard Logic. Homework is set for each topic.
Assessments Assessment takes place through the marking of the listening analyses, film theme performances and the submission of a film music composition.
Suggest reading & support materials Learners can access their resources at any time through the school day, and are encouraged to practice: either at home or using the instruments within the department.