Music

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. (Plato)

Year 7
Year 7Unit/Topic
Autumn HT1Unit 1: Understanding Music – Rhythm
Autumn HT2Unit 2: Understanding Music – Keyboard Skills
Spring HT1Unit 3: Music Ensembles
Spring HT2Unit 4: Elements of Composition (Part 1)
SummerUnit 5: Elements of Composition (Part 2)
Year 8
Year 8Unit/Topic
Autumn HT1Unit 1: African Drumming
Autumn HT2Unit 2: Blues and its Influences
Spring HT1Unit 3: Beyond The Blues
Spring HT2Unit 4: The Riff
SummerUnit 5: Hip Hop
Year 9
Year 9Unit/Topic
AutumnUnderstand the origins and stylistic features of Reggae
SpringUnderstand how different genres of film/gaming music and is used to create an intended effect.
SummerPop Music – 1960 to present day
Year 10
Year 10Unit/Topic
Autumn HT1Popular Music
Autumn HT2Western Classical Tradition – 16-50 – 1910 (Baroque)
Spring HT1Module 3: Western Classical Tradition -1650 – 1910 (Classical)
Spring HT2Module 3: Western Classical Tradition -1650 – 1910 (Classical)
Summer HT1Module 5: Western Classical Tradition – 1800 – 1910 (Romantic)
Summer HT2Module 5: Western Classical Tradition – 1800 – 1910 (Romantic)
Year 11
Year 11Unit/Topic
Autumn HT1Western Classical Tradition Since 1910
Autumn HT2Unfamiliar Listening – Western Classical Tradition and Popular Music
Spring HT1Traditional Music
Spring HT2Completion of Set Brief composition, score and appraisal.

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