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Music KS3

Aims:

Students will be following a variety of projects designed to improve three major musical skills: Performing, Composing and Listening & Appraising. These skills will enable students to:

  • Develop their understanding and appreciation of a wide range of music styles, extend their own interests and increase their ability to make judgments about the quality of music.
  • Acquire the knowledge, understanding the skills needed to make music e.g. in community music making and where appropriate, to follow a music-related career.
  • Develop skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other subject areas that are needed for employment and life e.g. listening skills, concentration, creativity, intuition, aesthetic sensitivity, perseverance and self-confidence.

 

Content:
Year 7
Year 8
  • Students will be taking part in the following projects: Baseline Performances and Compositions, Singing, Keyboard Skills, Music For An Occasion, Reggae and Rap.
  • Students will build on the skills learnt in Year 7 by developing their performing, composing and appraising skills.
  • By the end of the year students will have used a variety of musical instruments and will have experience of composing and performing music. A variety of enrichment pursuits is also provided for students who wish to further develop their musical skills.
  • Projects include: The Blues, Modern Canon, Cover Versions, Keyboard Skills II, Cartoon Music, Musical Showcase.
  • By the end of the year students will have composed music for different occasions and will have learned to perform individually and in groups. A variety of enrichment pursuits is also provided for students who wish to further develop their musical skills.

 

Key assessment details:

Students will be assessed every half term at the completion of their musical project. The musical skills being assessed will be one of Performing, Composing and Appraising. Students will be encouraged to perform their assessments in front of the class to develop their confidence.

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