Music in Years 7, 8 and 9 is overwhelmingly practical, with pupils learning through active composition, listening and performance.  The curriculum has been designed so that each topic continues to develop and build on the skills of previous topics, all incorporating musical literacy, notation and evaluation.  At this stage however, terminology is ‘caught, not taught’ with the emphasis firmly on learning the Musical Elements of Pitch, Dynamics, Silence, Timbre, Structure, Texture, Tempo and Duration through a range of practical composition and arranging projects, and learning the terminology and literacy after the concept is mastered. 

KS3 Music

Music in Years 7, 8 and 9 is overwhelmingly practical, with pupils learning through active compositionlistening and performance.  The curriculum has been designed so that each topic continues to develop and build on the skills of previous topics, all incorporating musical literacy, notation and evaluation.  At this stage however, terminology is ‘caught, not taught’ with the emphasis firmly on learning the Musical Elements of Pitch, Dynamics, Silence, Timbre, Structure, Texture, Tempo and Duration through a range of practical composition and arranging projects, and learning the terminology and literacy after the concept is mastered. 

Performance is core throughout all projects.  There are many opportunities for performance at Key Stage 3: informally, to their peers in each lesson; formally, in their recorded assessments each half term; schoolwide, at assemblies; and publically, in school events such as the Christmas and Summer Concerts, International Evening, Graduation Ceremonies, and any other occasions where music is appropriate.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9 (currently on carousel with Drama)

Rhythm and Notation

 

Arranging and Composing Pentatonic music

 

Soundscapes

 

Playing the Recorder

 

Keyboard and ukulele skills

Arranging and Composing in the style of Gospel music

 

Blues Music – listening, arranging and composing

 

Musicals – listening, analysing and composing

 

 

 

Arranging and Composing in an a cappella style

 

Melody and chords – arranging and composing

 

Film Music – listening, analysing and composing

 

 

 

 

Year 9 2  Matilda  Year  7 3

Click on the image below for the pdf of our first ECS Music newsletter:

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The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS4 Music GCSE

Click here for the OCR Music GCSE webpage and here for the J536 Specification.

GCSE MUSIC OCR   How is the overall grade split?
Component 1 INTEGRATED PORTFOLIO COURSEWORK

30%

  Performance on the student's chosen instrument 15%
  Composition set to a brief chosen by the student 15%
Component 2 PRACTICAL COMPONENT COURSEWORK

30%

  Ensemble Performance 15%
  Composition to a brief set by the Exam Board 15%
Component 3 LISTENING & APPRAISING EXAM

40%

The course will cover five Areas of Study which will be studied using a range of theory classes and practical music-making:

1. My Music (student's own instrument/voice)

  • Recording two pieces - one solo piece/song and one ensemble piece/song

2. The Concerto Through Time

  • The Baroque solo concerto
  • The Baroque concerto grosso
  • The Classical concerto
  • The Romantic concerto

3. Rhythms of the World

  • African drumming
  • Bhangra
  • Calypso
  • Greek music
  • Israeli music
  • Indian classical music
  • Palestinian music
  • Samba

4. Music for Screen

  • Film music
  • Video game music

5. Conventions of Pop

  • Pop ballads of the 1980s, 90s and 00s
  • Rock anthems of the 1970s and 80s
  • Rock 'n' Roll of the 1950s and 60s

The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

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