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Music

The Music Department offers opportunities for students to participate in concerts and shows from all ability levels on three occasions over the course of a Year. There is an opportunity for students to learn a musical instrument in Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Keyboard or Piano, Guitar and Singing taught by a talented group of peripatetic staff. There are various extra –curricular clubs on offer such as Treblemakers, Acapella singers, orchestra and a guitar club. We aim to enable all students to receive a positive experience in music through the development of listening, performing and compositional skills. This will be achieved through a variety of musical experiences of ensemble and solo work. We offer challenge to develop their leadership and team building skills as independent learners and creative thinkers by building their confidence in a friendly environment. You can encourage your child to develop and appreciation of music by

Curriculum and course of studies

Click here for the Music curriculum map.

Year 7

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Year 7 Music Content Night and Day Rhythm and Pulse Chinese Music Form and Structure Gamelan Voiceworks
Assessments Performance and Listening Performance and listening Performance and listening Performance and listening Performance and listening Performance and listening

Base line assessment at the beginning of the year. Year 7 Written Examination.

Year 8

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Year 8 Music Content African Drumming African Drumming Reggae Blues Music in Space Recycled Rhythms
Assessments Performance and listening Performance and listening Performance and Listening Performance and Listening Performance and Listening

Year 8 Written Examination

Year 9

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Year 9 Music Content Film Music Film Music Film Music – Clayton Minimalism Newcastle Minimalism Clayton Popular song Newcastle Popular song Clayton Samba Newcastle Samba Clayton African Drumming Newcastle
Assessments Performance and Listening Performance and Listening Performance and listening Performance and listening Performance and Listening Performance and Listening

End of Year final assessment

Year 10

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Year 10 GCSE Music Content Western Classical Tradition Music Theory Computer skills on Sibelius Performance skills Western Classical Tradition Music Theory Computer skills on Sibelius Performance skills Western Classical Tradition Music Theory Computer skills on Sibelius Performance skills Popular music Music theory Composition assignment skills taught Popular music Music theory Composition one coursework World Music Music Theory Composition one appraisal and complete coursework
Assessments Performance base line assessment Listening tests Listening tests Composition mini assignments Performance Mock 1 Listening tests Performance Mock 2 and Performance solo exam Listening tests Listening tests Controlled composition exam Listening tests Controlled composition exam

Base line assessment on solo performance Year 10 Examination Controlled Composition one completed Listening examination full paper in summer

Year 11

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Year 11 BTEC Music Content Introducing composition Introducing composition Introducing Composition and Putting on a show Putting on a show Putting on a show Exam Leave
Assessments Assignment brief to be completed introducing composition Easter Show Assignment brief to be completed for putting on a show

Any other information: Unit 4 – Introducing Music Composition – coursework Unit 2 – Managing a Music product – putting on a show –coursework – Easter show Unit 1 – Music Industry Resit written examination in January or June

Extra-curricular activities

  • Treblemakers – at Newcastle and Clayton
  • Acapella Singers – Clayton
  • Guitar Club – Clayton
  • Orchestra – at Newcastle and Clayton

Homework and Revision

Homework/Revision – CLICK HERE

Useful websites

http://www.musictheory.net http://www.musicatschool.co.uk http://www.cycle-of-fifths.net http://www.aqa.org.uk

Resources available

AQA revision guides publisher Rhinegold