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Music

Year 7

Pupils cover the three main skills of performing, composing and listening. Pupils will explore different styles of music from pop and rock through to classical and film music. Topics covered include Theme and Variation Form, Programme Music, The Orchestra, Playing in a Band (Ensemble Skills) and Ukulele Skills.

Extra Curricular:

Full Choir, Lunchtime open practise, peripatetic instrumental tuition (extra cost)

Year 8

Pupils cover the three main skills of performing, composing and listening. Pupils will explore different styles of music from pop and rock through to classical and film music. Topics covered include Chords and Riffs in Popular Music, Composing Using ICT and The Beatles (Ensemble playing)

Extra Curricular:

Full Choir, Harmony Group, Rock Bands, Beginner Harmony Training, Lunchtime open practise, Peripatetic Instrumental Tuition (extra cost)

Year 9

AQA GCSE Music – Introduction Year

Pupils will develop performing, composing and listening skills that they will need for the AQA GCSE course. Topics include Producing Using ICT, Reggae, History of Popular Music Through the Decades and Music for Film. They will use the recording studio regularly to record both solo and ensemble pieces.

Extra Curricular
Full Choir, Harmony Group, Rock Bands, Beginner Harmony Training, Lunchtime open practise, Peripatetic Instrumental Tuition

Year 10

AQA GCSE Music

  • 40% Listening Exam
  • 30% Performance (two performances, one solo and one ensemble)
  • 30% Composition (two compositions, one free piece and one set to a brief)

Pupils will develop their skills through performing, composing and listening to music from the four areas of study below

There are four areas of study:

  • 1. 1 Western classical tradition 1650–1910
  • 2. 2 Popular music
  • 3. 3 Traditional music
  • 4. 4 Western classical tradition since 1910.

Extra Curricular:

Full Choir, Harmony Group, Rock Bands, Beginner Harmony Training, Lunchtime open practise, Peripatetic Instrumental Tuition

Further Information

GCSE Bitesize
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpf3cdm

Music theory section and instruments from India, Africa and Caribbean

INSTRUMENT RECOGINTION

INTERVAL TESTS

http://www.madelinesalocks.com/MusicalIntervalsTutor/

Only need major and sometimes minor intervals at GCSE
http://tonedear.com/ear-training/intervals

Year 11

AQA GCSE Music

  • 40% Listening Exam
  • 30% Performance (two performances, one solo and one ensemble)
  • 30% Composition (two compositions, one free piece and one set to a brief)

Pupils will develop their skills through performing, composing and listening to music from the four areas of study below

There are four areas of study:

  • 1. 1 Western classical tradition 1650–1910
  • 2. 2 Popular music
  • 3. 3 Traditional music
  • 4. 4 Western classical tradition since 1910.

Extra Curricular:

Full Choir, Harmony Group, Rock Bands, Beginner Harmony Training, Lunchtime open practise, Peripatetic Instrumental Tuition

Further Information

GCSE Bitesize
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpf3cdm

Music theory section and instruments from India, Africa and Caribbean

INSTRUMENT RECOGINTION

INTERVAL TESTS

http://www.madelinesalocks.com/MusicalIntervalsTutor/

Only need major and sometimes minor intervals at GCSE
http://tonedear.com/ear-training/intervals


Contact Us

St Patrick's RC High School
56 New Lane, Eccles, Manchester M30 7JJ