The Key Stage 3 Music curriculum equips students with the various skills and knowledge to fulfil a wider role in society whilst providing students with the key music knowledge that underpins further study in the subject.
Students acquire knowledge from a diverse range of topics, these topics were decided as they covered the three main skill areas needed. Each of these modules comprises of a different set of core skills which together will equip students to be enquiring learners.
How will I be assessed?
Every term, pupils will have a formal assessment based upon the topic that they have been studying. This will be assessed using the St Bernadette Music assessment criteria. Throughout the year, in every lesson, there will be a mixture of teacher, peer, and self assessment.
Important Overview Documents
Modules- Year 7
Year 7 - Making Music (The Elements of Music)
Year 7 - Singing in an Ensemble (Advent)
Year 7 - I've Got Rhythm
Year 7 - Keyboard Skills
Year 7 - Introduction to Soundtrap
Year 7 - All About The Bass
Modules- Year 8
Year 8 - Jazz & Blues (12 Bar Blues and Improvisation)
Year 8 - 4 Chord Pop Songs
Year 8 - Game Music
Year 8 - Film Music
Year 8 - Indonesian Gamelan
Year 8 - European Folk Music
Modules- Year 9
Year 9 Personalised Learning Checklist
Year 9 - Music for Dance (AOS1/4)
Year 9 - Film Composition Project (AOS3)
Year 9 - Jazz Ensemble Performance: In the Mood (AOS2)
Year 9 - Game Music Composition Project (AOS3)
Year 9 - Fusion (AOS4)
Year 9 - Battle of the Bands (AOS4)
GCSE Eduqas Music- BBC Bitesize