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Music

Objectives in music

In year 7:  

Year 7 focuses on team building and musical ensemble. The curriculum provides students with opportunities for vocal and instrumental work. The modules focus on the elements of music and how they are used within all areas of performing, listening and composing. This forms the basis for all future musical work and lessons are structured to build on students’ prior musical experiences and knowledge. Whilst emphasis is placed on practical music making, the theoretical aspects of music are covered – reading and understanding music. The course is designed to ensure students have the chance to build their confidence in groups, with a view to solo performance either on classroom instruments or their own. Students are encouraged to self and peer-assess making use of specific musical vocabulary.

Modules covered:

  • Baseline - Rhythm - Melody - Texture - Voice and Instruments

In year 8:

Students focus on chords and layering music. It provides students opportunities for vocal and instrumental work. The modules focus on different styles of music and offer opportunities within all areas of performing, listening and composing. Whilst emphasis is placed on practical music making, the theoretical aspects of music are covered – reading and understanding music. The course is designed to ensure students have opportunities to develop their knowledge of performing – with a view to both solo and ensemble performance either on classroom instruments or their own.  Students are encouraged to self and peer assess making use of specific musical vocabulary.

Modules covered:

  • Chords 1 (Reggae) - Chords 2 (Jazz) - Theme and Variations - Dance - History of Music and BBC 10 Pieces

In year 9: 

Year 9 focuses on refining and developing performance, composing and listening skills. The modules allow students to selected instruments that they are skilled with. Whilst emphasis is placed on practical music making, the theortical aspects of music are covered – reading and understanding music. The course is designed to offer experiences in all skills areas and also provides opportunity to look at the wider context of music within the industry. Students are encouraged to self and peer assess making use of specific musical vocabulary.

Modules covered:

  • Film music - Popular song - Revision - Music industry - BBC 10 Pieces

All students at Ibstock are expected to become SECURE in their understanding

In music this means:

In year 7

  • Should demonstrate broadly accuracy and fluency and the flow may be considerably interrupted
  • Have a satisfactory understanding and able to recognise from listening, using a satisfactory range of musical vocabulary within extended writing on:
    • Genres / Periods / Style
    • Rhythm / Tempo / Metre
    • Composing
  • Makes some use of ideas and conventions
  • Satisfactory use of instruments
  • Appropriate tempo and rhythm
  • Dynamics create some contrast

In year 8

  • Should demonstrate broadly accuracy and fluency and the flow may be partially interrupted
  • Have a satisfactory understanding and able to recognise from listening, using a satisfactory range of musical vocabulary within extended writing on:
    • Genres / Periods / Style
    • Instruments
    • Rhythm / Tempo / Metre
    • Tonality
    • Structure
  • Make some use of ideas and conventions
  • Satisfactory use of instruments
  • Appropriate tempo and rhythm
  • Dynamics create some contrast
  • Melody has some sense of shape

In year 9

  • Performance should broadly demonstrate accuracy and fluency and the flow may be interrupted occasionally
  • Have a satisfactory understanding and able to recognise from listening, using a satisfactory range of musical vocabulary within extended writing on:
    • Genres - Periods - Style Instruments - Rhythm - Tempo / Metre / Tonality / Structure / Melodic Devices
  • Make some use of ideas and conventions
  • Satisfactory use of instruments
  • Appropriate tempo and rhythm
  • Dynamics create some contrast
  • Melody has some sense of shape
  • Clear and simple structure