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KS3 Music

Curriculum Overview

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. 

 

Music Development Plan

Summary

Important Overview Documents

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

Modules- Year 7

Year 7 Personalised Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Making Music (The Elements of Music)

Knowledge Organiser

Year 7 - Singing in an Ensemble (Advent)

Knowledge Organiser

Year 7 - I've Got Rhythm

Knowledge Organiser

Year 7 - Keyboard Skills

Knowledge Organiser

Year 7 - Introduction to Soundtrap

Knowledge Organiser

Year 7 - All About The Bass

Knowledge Organiser

Modules- Year 8

Year 8 Personalised Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Jazz & Blues (12 Bar Blues and Improvisation)

Knowledge Organiser

Year 8 - 4 Chord Pop Songs

Knowledge Organiser

Year 8 - Game Music

Knowledge Organiser

Year 8 - Film Music 

Knowledge Organiser

Year 8 - Indonesian Gamelan

Knowledge Organiser

Year 8 - European Folk Music

Knowledge Organiser

Modules- Year 9

Year 9 Personalised Learning Checklist

Year 9 - Music for Dance (AOS1/4)

Knowledge Organiser

Year 9 - Film Composition Project (AOS3)

Knowledge Organiser

Year 9 - Jazz Ensemble Performance: In the Mood (AOS2)

Knowledge Organiser

Year 9 - Game Music Composition Project (AOS3)

Knowledge Organiser

Year 9 - Fusion (AOS4)

Knowledge Organiser

Year 9 - Battle of the Bands (AOS4)

Knowledge Organiser- Pop Music

Knowledge Organiser- Rock 'n'  Roll

Useful Links

GCSE Eduqas Music- BBC Bitesize