Music

What are we studying?

Year

7

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

You will begin your music education with a series of fun tasks to assess your current skills in Music. You will compose a piece of music, learn how to perform a piece of music, and have the chance to show your understanding of music features, styles, and theory. As a whole class you will be taught the basics of singing and vocal technique.

Year

8

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

You will begin year 8 with the challenge of learning and performing a new piano piece. This time around you will have the choice of one of three different pieces, all of the same difficulty. You will be expected to build and progress upon your existing piano technique, improve your music reading skills, and get both those hands playing more independently!

Year

9

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

You will begin year 9 with the challenge of learning and performing a new piano piece. This time around you will have the choice of one of three different pieces, all of the same difficulty. You will be expected to build and progress upon your existing piano technique, improve your music reading skills, and get both those hands playing more independently!

Year

10

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

You will begin year 10 by learning how to compose around a set of lyrics, improvising rhythmic phrases to suit song lyrics, and harmonising lyrics with triads/chords. You will build upon your harmonic vocabulary by learning about extended chords, ‘sus’ chords, and ‘add’ chords. You will also be introduced to the OCR areas of study and begin researching them.

OTHER INFORMATION

You will continue working through exam style listening questions and sit a mock paper at the end of term 1. Targets will also be discussed and set regarding performing.

Year

11

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

You will begin year 11 with a thorough review of your current level in each area of study: composing, performing, listening. With your teacher you will discuss and set targets and deadlines focussing on your two performances. You will get to see the OCR composing and performing briefs for your year and begin planning for this also.

OTHER INFORMATION

Rehearsals for your two performances will begin.