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Music

Subject: Music
Contact: Mrs R Tonon & Mrs C Scanlon 

Overview

Students who opt to take Music at Key Stage 5 will be taught in a mixed ability option group.  Students are taught in up to 9 hours per fortnight and are expected to spend time studying independently, both to develop their musical skills and to commit to wider reading and listening to prepare for the examination.  Students can either sing or play an instrument for the performing element of the course and this is a choice that they make based on their own skills and areas of interest.  Assessment of performance at A level is undertaken by a visiting examiner.  This course follows and builds on the skills developed at GCSE although GCSE Music is not necessarily a pre-requisite.

Exam board and course

Eduqas A Level Music (601/8146/1)

Curriculum content

Year

Autumn Term 

Spring Term 

Summer Term 

12

AOSB Rock and Pop

AOSA Development of the Symphony

Haydn

Composition

AOSB Rock and Pop

Composition

AOE: Into the 20th century

Poulenc

Composition

Performance

13

AOSA Development of the Symphony

Mendellsohn

Haydn

Composition

Performance

AOSE Into the Twentieth Century

Debussy

Composition

Performance Exam

Revision

Composition Submission

External performance

Enrichment opportunities

  • Show Choir - Tuesday lunchtime - all years
  • Big band - Friday lunchtime (grade 1+)
  • Accapella singing group - Wednesday lunchtime
  • Composition Club for KS4 &5 - Monday after school
  • Music theory class - KS4 &5 - Thursday after school
  • Annual musical production (September - February)
  • V Factor – March
  • Performances at termly concerts
  • Student led bands – rehearsal spaces available to book at lunchtime/after school

Useful websites to support learning

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