Music

MUSIC and PERFORMING ARTS

KEY STAGE 3

Y7

Students  learn about, and put into practice: the Elements of music; Treble clef; note-values and names; the ear and the voice; instruments of the orchestra; Christmas carols; ICT projects; rhythms; scales; World music; Bass clef; score reading.

Y8

Students continue to apply their musical skills and knowledge with work on: musical forms; Jazz and 12-bar blues; symphony; concerto; score-reading; ICT projects; musical glossary information; Advent project; Easter carols and summer music.

KEY STAGE 4

The current Performing Arts qualification is a Technical Award designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in performing arts, drama, dance, music, media studies, film studies and art and design. The course develops a variety of transferable skills including self-appraisal, evaluation, teamwork, leadership, research, presentation, communication and problem solving. Literacy and numeracy skills will be developed in addition to an increased awareness of the positive effects of performing and production. This qualification counts as equivalent to one GCSE.

 

CURRICULUM TIME

KS3: 1 hour

KS4: 4 hours (Y9), 2 hours (Y10), 3 hours (Y11)

 

ASSESSMENT

Unit 1: (30%) Unlocking Creativity (internally assessed)

This unit assesses the theoretical content of the learner’s chosen discipline (performance or production). Learners will demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Research
  • Idea development
  • Planning and budgeting
  • Presentation (skills and content)
  • Transferable skill of communication

Unit 2: (30%) The Production/Performance (internally assessed)

This unit provides the opportunity for learners to be assessed on the theoretical content of a holistic production or performance, both as an individual and as a member of a group.

  • A key performance or production role in a performance based on one of five briefs
  • Transferable skill of teamwork

Unit 3: (40%) Written exam – 1.5 hours (Multiple choice, short answer and extended response type questions – Roles and responsibilities within the performing arts industry, the role of performing arts in society, approaches to rehearsal, working as a deviser/performer/director, marketing and public relations, health and safety, design and technical elements, reviewing performance and theatre/film in education).

 

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Mrs. K.Hinton