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KS3 Music

Curriculum Overview

The Key Stage 3 Music curriculum is designed to equip 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

Curriculum Rationale
Key Learning Steps
Year 7 Road Map
Year 8 Road Map
Year 9 Road Map

Modules

Year 7 - The Elements of Music

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 7 - Instruments of the Orchestra

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 7 - Keyboard Skills

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 7 - Programme Music

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 7 - Minimalism

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 7 - Musique Concréte

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 8 - The Blues

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 8 - Film Music

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 8 - 4 Chords Pop Songs

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 8 - Asian Folk Music Traditions

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 8 - European Folk Music Traditions

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 9 - Western Classical Traditions

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 9 - Jazz

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 9 - Film Music

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 9 - Game Music

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 9 - Popular Music

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 9 - Music Festival Project

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

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