Subject Leader: Miss Lucy Burgess

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What are we studying?

Students will complete 6 units of work.

The topics covered are:

Cubase – How to use the Cubase software and looking at ‘variations’: music technology and composition task

Film Music – Becoming a musical director, composing music to fit a film script on Cubase: composition task

Indian Music – Study of Indian music and improvisation: composition and performance task

Set work – Study of the ‘Work song’ from Les Miserables, developing analysis and essay writing skills

Song writing – Composing and performing a song: composition & performance task

Reggae – Learning the elements of Reggae through a performance of ‘Israelites’: performance task

How are we assessed?

Each topic lasts for one term. At the end of the topic students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of music is assessed by curriculum levels.

This will be compared to their target level to measure progress and performance.

How are we grouped?

Students are always taught in mixed ability classes. During lesson time, students work individually, in pairs, small groups and mixed gender groupings.

What homework are we expected to do?

  • Spellings of key words
  • Understanding the meanings of keywords
  • Listening and appraising task
  • Completion of composition or rehearsing of performance task

What can parents do to help?

Ask your child what has happened in their music lesson and encourage them to complete any homework tasks set.

Encouraging your child to listen to a wide variety of music in general and in particularly to explore the topic/genre studied at home.


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