Music

Why is the subject important?

Students are equipped with a firm understanding of the value of music through performance, aural appreciation and composition across a variety of periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Creating well rounded students, music can develop language and reasoning, a mastery of memorisation, a sense of achievement and emotional development to name just a few. A lifetime love of listening to, performing and composing music can be creative, relaxing and show future employers how a student can be focused and resilient in a range of ways.

Year 7

What will I be studying?

  • Rhythm and African drumming (with notation)
  • The Blues (with Keyboard Skills)
  • Musical Futures Part 1 (Reggae)

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments at the end of each term (performance of the topic work in pairs or groups).

Assessed on 3 strands: Performing, Composing and Appreciating (verbal feedback about your own and others performances).

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Musical Futures Part 2 (Rock & Pop)
  • Hip hop
  • Samba

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments at the end of each term (performance of the topic work in pairs or groups).

Assessed on 3 strands: Performing, Composing and Appreciating (verbal feedback about your own and others performances).

Which websites should I use to support my learning?