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Key Stage 3 

Interpreting a form of notation - TAB, Chords, staff notation.

Skills Based Learning - Keyboards, Drums, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Vocals. Forming a musical ensemble.

Peer/self assessment -(WRAPS).

Listening & Appraising, Composition, Performance.

Ensemble performances.

ICT - Research on Hooks and Riffs (magazine article) + performance.

ICT - Music Maker project ( software to support composition).

ALL THE ABOVE PROVIDE THE BASIC MUSICAL SKILLS FOR PROGRESSION TO EITHER BTEC OR GCSE DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT AND PARTICULAR SKILLS ACCUMULATED DURING KS3.

Key Stage 4 

KS4 Exam Board

AQA

GCSE New Specification Music Summer 2018

THIS COURSE PROVIDES THE MUSICAL/WIDER INDUSTRY SKILLS FOR PROGRESSION TO KS5 THE LEVEL 3 Rock School (2 year course equivalent to an A level).

Component 1 - Understanding Music:

What’s assessed;

Component 1 focuses on listening and contextual understanding. It has two sections, covering assessment objectives AO3 (knowledge and understanding) and AO4 (evaluative and critical judgements).

How it’s assessed;

  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Exam paper includes listening exercises using excerpts of music.
  • Externally assessed by AQA.
  • Section A – listening (68 marks).
  • Section B – contextual understanding (28 marks).
  • 96 marks in total (40% of GCSE).

Questions;

  • Two sections.
  • Section A – eight compulsory questions.
  • Section B – four sets of linked questions, two compulsory (one must be on Western classical tradition).

Find out more

You can see full details of the new specifications at: aqa.org.uk/music

 

Component 2- Performing Music:

What’s assessed;

Musical performance, covering assessment objective AO1.

How it’s assessed;

  • Two pieces, one solo and the other as an ensemble.
  • Either through playing music, singing, or music technology.
  • Total performance time must last four minutes minimum and seven minutes maximum (ensemble performance must be one minute minimum).
  • Must provide recording of the performances, including accompanying evidence (a score, lead sheet, annotation, or guide recording).
  • Internally assessed by you and externally moderated by AQA.
  • 72 marks in total (30% of GCSE).

 

Component 3- Composing  Music:

What’s assessed;

Composition, covering assessment objective AO2.

How it’s assessed;

  • Each student must compose two compositions.
  • Composition 1: composing to a brief (36 marks).
  • Composition 2: free composition (36 marks).
  • Combined composition time must last three minutes minimum and four and a half minutes maximum.
  • Internally assessed by you and externally moderated by AQA.
  • 72 marks in total (30% of GCSE).

 

THIS COURSE PROVIDES THE FOUNDATION SKILLS FOR PROGRESSION TO THE KS5 TWO YEAR A level MUSIC COURSE.

Key Stage 5

KS5 Exam Board

Edexcel

RSL

 

Course Content:

Component 1: Performing – (60 marks) 30% of the qualification (Externally assessed)

Component 2: Composing – (60 marks) 30% of the qualification (Externally assessed)

Component 3: Appraising – ( 100 marks) 40% of the qualification (Written Exam)

Overview of the 2 Year course:

2 hours per week studying Harmony and Composition

3 hours per week studying the following set works:

Vocal Music:

  • J.S. Bach, Cantata, Ein feste Burg
  • Mozart, The Magic Flute
  • Vaughan Williams, On Wenlock Edge

Instrumental Music:

  • Vivaldi, Concerto in D minor, Op.3 No. 11
  • Brahms, Clarinet Quintet, Op.115
  • Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique

Music for Film:

  • Bernard Herrmann, Psycho
  • Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer, Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Danny Elfman, Batman Returns

Popular Music and Jazz:

  • Beatles - Revolver
  • Courtney Pine – Back in the Day
  • David Bowie – Low

Fusions:

  • Debussy,’Estampes’
  • Cubanisimo ‘ Descargo de Hoy’ and Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz: The Girl from Ipanema
  • A. R. Rahman ‘Jai ho’ (‘You are my destiny’) and Punjabi MC, ‘Mundian to Bch Ke’

 New Directions:

  • Cage – Three Dances for two prepared pianos
  • Britten, War Requiem
  • Schoenberg, Two Piano Pieces

 Skills required to succeed on course:

  • At least Grade 5 standard on Instrumental/Vocals
  • Grade 5 theory (or equivalent)
  • A good understanding/realisation of being able to read notation
  • A scholarly attitude to studying music
  • Meeting all deadlines for essays/harmony home/course work

Entry Requirements:

  • GCSE English Grade C or Above
  • GCSE Music Grade C or above
  • Grade 5 performance level on vocals/instrumental

 

Support and guidance given throughout course: One to one next step marking throughout with classroom/homework. This will be achieved via harmony exercises/tests and set ‘Areas of Study’/dictation and ‘Extended Response’ examination board style essays.  

Where your course can lead to: All undergraduate music courses require a minimum of a ‘C’ in GCE Music (See progression route below).

Progression route: Undergraduate Music Courses in ; Composition/Performance/Music Education at the following Universities: Royal Academy, Royal Northern College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Bath & Spa University, Bristol University.