Music

KS3 Music

Year 7 Music

Unit Title Brief Overview Of Unit
4 Chord song + Elements of music How are chords formed, and how are songs put together?

An introduction to performing.

Introduction to the Guitar What is an ostinato and how do I compose and perform one on guitar?
Group Performance What skills are needed to produce a successful performance?
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Year 8 Music

Unit Title Brief Overview Of Unit
The Blues + improvisation Where did the Blues start and how did it develop?
Solo Performance Using practice time effectively. Keyboard and performance skills
Music theory How music works. Key signatures, time signatures and notation
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Year 9 Music

Unit Title Brief Overview Of Unit
Reggae What are the stylistic features of reggae
Bridging the GCSE Gap Composing, solo and group performance tasks
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GCSE Music

GCSE Music 1-9 – Eduqas (Years 10 & 11)

Exam Information Writen Exam – 40%, 1hr 15min

Coursework – 60%

Course Overview Component 1: Performing

A minimum of two pieces, one of which must be an ensemble performance of at least one minute duration. The other piece(s) may be either solo and/or ensemble. One of the pieces performed must link to an area of study of the learner’s choice.

Component 2: Composing

Two compositions, one of which must be in response to a brief set by WJEC. Learners will choose one brief from a choice of four, each one linked to a different area of study. The second composition is a free composition for which learners set their own brief.

Component 3: Appraising

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes 40% of qualification. This component is assessed via a listening examination. Eight questions in total, two on each of the four areas of study.

1: Musical Forms and Devices Area of study

2: Music for Ensemble Area of study

3: Film Music Area of study

4: Popular Music

Two of the eight questions are based on extracts set by WJEC

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