Music

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Learners study and research an inspirational musician, as well as learn ensemble skills through an “In at the Deep End” approach – learners form groups and study performance techniques in their chosen genre
Key Activities / Homework Ensemble skills – learning and developing new instrumental techniques and note reading. Research skills researching and validating a learner’s favourite musician (performer or composer) through critical research.
Assessments Learners receive regular performance feedback notes via video feedback techniques, and learners are expected to record all self-assessment notes in a practice log which goes towards their final portfolio.
Suggest reading & support materials Learners can access the Arts award website; their teacher will also direct them to specific support materials. Learners can access electives afterschool to further enhance their practical work.   In Music this would include access to and practicing for instrumental lessons

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Learners will attend a performance of an art show – possibilities include be drama, dance or music – and write a critical review of the piece. Learners must also prepare a “Skill Share” of a musical talent. Learners must plan and prepare a workshop to share their skill
Key Activities / Homework Learners will be given a schedule of performance dates, and time to work as part of an ensemble as well as a soloist. Therefore allowing the learners to converse with peers and staff over their progress.
Assessments Each unit has specific assessment criteria. Learners will compile a portfolio of evidence to submit for moderation. Each unit is marked as a pass/ below a pass, this will be stated on the assessment report form. Learners must attempt all units and must pass 3 out of the 4 to achieve the qualification. The Arts Award qualification is formally accredited and therefore externally moderated at the end of the course by Trinity College, London.
Suggest reading & support materials Learners can access the Arts Award website, they will also be directed to specific support materials by their teacher. Learners can access electives afterschool to further enhance their practical work.

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Learners will choose, plan and teach a dance or drama skill to others, they will then evaluate the process.
Key Activities / Homework Learners are to undertake their final performance practice, both solo and ensemble based. They will complete a regular practice diary to promote the skill of a reflective musician: thus providing the skills of a practiced and reviewed practice routine to prepare for a final performance.
Assessments Each unit has specific assessment criteria. Learners will compile a portfolio of evidence to submit for moderation. Each unit is marked as a pass/ below a pass, this will be stated on the assessment report form. Learners must attempt all units and must pass 3 out of the 4 to achieve the qualification. The Arts Award qualification is formally accredited and therefore externally moderated at the end of the course by Trinity College, London.
Suggest reading & support materials Learners can access the Arts award website, they will also be directed to specific materials by their teacher. Learners can access electives afterschool to further enhance their practical work.