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Performing Arts (Drama and Music)

5 Year Curriculum Plan Music

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Year 7Class Choir
Basic Singing Skills & Ensemble Work. Reading Sheet Music.
Traditional Christmas Choral Singing. 2 x Performance Assessments.
Music Theorv & The Orchestra Elements of Music.
ABRSM Grade 1 Level Theory.
Instruments and Families - Peter & The Wolf. 1 x Listening; 1 x Case Study Assessment.
Kevboard & Percussion Skills Reading Music to Play Keyboards & Djembe. Composing Rhythmic Pieces based on Ostinati. Solo & Ensemble Performance Skills.
1 x Performance; 1 x Composition Assessment.
Year 8Musical Theatre
Singing & Acting Skills as a Croup/Soloist. History and Stylistic Features of MT.
Analysis of 'Our House'.
1 x Performance; 1 x Listening Assessment.
Film Music
The Music of John Williams.
Developing Musical Language.
Descriptive Music long-answer Strategies.
1 x Listening; 1 x Case Study Assessment.
Covers
BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Analysis.
Practical Application of Theory.
Composition, Vocal & Instrumental Skills.
1 x Performance; 1 x Composition Assessment.
Year 9 Developing Theorv Melody Writing. Harmony.
Grade 2/3 Theory. Comp. Assessment.
Performance Skills Ensemble Work. Applying Theory. Understanding Criteria Perf. Assessment. Chamber Music Stylistic Features. History & Forms. Chamber Composition. Comp. Assessment. Set Work 1 'Clock' Symphony. Classical Music.
Set Work Questions Set Work Assessment.
Composition Assessment 1 Sibelius Skills Creating Composition. Comp. Assessment. Performance Assessment 1 Ensemble Rehearsal. Creating Performance. Perf. Assessment.
Year 10Developing Theorv Melody Writing. Harmony.
Grade 3/4 Theory. Comp. Assessment
Performance Skills Solo Work.
Applying Theory. Understanding Criteria Perf. Assessment.

Pop Music Stylistic Features. History & Forms.
Pop Composition. Comp. Assessment.

Set Work 2 & 3 'Beatles'Album 'Santana'Album Set Work Questions Set Work Assessment.
Composition Assessment Sibelius Skills Creating Composition. Comp. Assessment.
Performance Assessment 2 Solo Rehearsal. Creating Performance. Perf. Assessment.
Year 11 Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910 Music of Handel
Classical Orchestra Romantic Piano Romantic Requiem
Western Classical Tradition 1910 + Copland (Orchestral) British Music Kodaly & Bartok Minimalism
Traditional Music Blues Music. African/Caribbean Fusion Music. Contemporary Latin. Contemporary Folk.
Popular Music Broadway 50s-90s.
Rock Music 60s & 70s.
Film & Gaming Music.
Pop Music 90s+.
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