KS3

Key Stage 3 - Music

Pupils study all Music through the three core skills in Music:

  • Composing
  • Performing
  • Appraising & Musical Understanding (Listening, Theory & Aural)

We believe that with practical, first-hand experience pupils gain a better understanding of the process of music.

How we assess your son's progress in KS3

Your son is assessed on three core skills in Music:

  • ´╗┐Composing
  • Performing
  • Musical Understanding (Listening, Theory & Aural)

Each project that the students study will include tests in these core skills and as well as an overall level in music. 

 

Lesson activities are taught individually, in small groups and as a whole class. The schemes of work that pupils undertake :

Year 7
  • Unit 1 - Rhythm
  • Unit 2 - Keyboard Skills
  • Unit 3  - Computer Game Music
  • Unit 4 - Vocals
  • Unit 5  - Instruments of the Orchestra
  • Unit 6  - Musical Devices
Year 8
  • Unti 1 - Texture in Dance Music
  • Unit 2 - Structure in Dance Music
  • Unit 3 - West African Drumming
  • Unit 4  - Blues
  • Unti 5  - Rock 'n' Roll
  • Unit 6  - Classical Structure
Year 9
  • Unit 1  -  Film Music
  • Unit 2  -  Horror Music
  • Unit 3  -  Fusion Music
  • Unit 4  -  Fusion Song Writing
  • Unit 5  -  Theme and Variation
  • Unit 6  -  Jazz Music Origins