Music : SOW

Y7Term 1Term 2Term 3
ClassDVA – African Drumming                                                                                            To develop understanding of African Drumming and traditions of African Music. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of how they can be used to create  a polyrhythmic performance. Students will explore rhythm, pulse, ostinato, polyrthym, structure, texture, dynamics, composition, improvisation, accuracy, timing, rehearsal, evaluation and performance. TLA – African Drumming. (Link to TLA – Introduction to basic rhythms and performing and composing skills).DVA – Notation and Keyboard                                                                                                              To develop knowledge and understanding of the keyboard, reading music on the stave in treble clef and performing a piece of repertoire. Students will explore accuracy of melody, single finger chords, fluency, confidence, dynamics, timing, full fingered chords, recall, evaluation, rehearsal and performance skills. TLA – Notation & Keyboards. (Link to TLA – reading treble clef notation and performing). DVA – 4 Chord Songs                                                                                                 To develop understanding of chords and composition. students will explore vocal performance in parts, learn vocal/instrumental techniques, and develop confidence performing with others. Explore riffs, bass lines, harmonies, medleys, rhythm, timbre, accuracy, timing, rehearsal, evaluation and performance skills. TLA – Soundtracks, film music (Link to TLA – Experimenting with different timbres to create a piece of music).
EnrichmentKeyboard, Vocals and Instrumental Clubs to develop performance skills and create performances for Showcases within the academy.Keyboard, Vocals and Instrumental Clubs to develop performance skills and create performances for Showcases within the academy.Keyboard, Vocals and Instrumental Clubs to develop performance skills and create performances for Showcases within the academy.
AssessmentWeek 6-7/ 13-14 Teacher PN.  Self and peer assessment throughout – Final group performance of their composition is assessed. Week 17-18/23-24 – Teacher PN.  Week 21/ 28 Teacher PN. Self and peer assessment throughout. Final performance of the medley is assessed. Week 32-34- Teacher PN on practical work. Group performance of piece is assessed.
Enhanced Piece of workFinal performance of group compositionSolo performance of ‘The Greatest Showman’ medleySummer 2 SOW leading to a celebratory performance ‘Performing Arts Showcase’.
Y8Term 1Term 2Term 3
Class DVA – 70s Singing                                                                                                       To develop knowledge and understanding of 70s singing genres. Students will be able to recognise features of various genres in order to create a vocal performance.  Students will explore stylistics, vocal exercises, accuracy, fluency, timing, projection, rehearsal, evaluation and confidence in performance. TLA – Reggae Music. (Link to TLA – indepth learning of genres of music and performing)DVA – Ukulele                                                                                                              To build on skills and knowledge of instruments and composition. Students will further explore reading music, rehearsing and performing. Students will explore accuracy of melody,fluency, confidence, dynamics, timing, chords, recall, evaluation, rehearsal and performance skills. TLA – Ukulele.  (Link to TLA – whole class performing and reading TAB notation) DVA – Fur Elise                                                                                                              To build on skills and knowledge  of the keyboard, reading music  and performing a piece of repertoire. Students will explore accuracy of melody, accidentals, tones, semitones fluency, confidence, dynamics, timing, full fingered chords, recall, evaluation, rehearsal and performance skills.TLA – 4 chord pop songs. (Link to TLA – reading music and performing).
EnrichmentUkulele and Vocals  Clubs run after school to develop performance and ensemble skills .Ukulele and Vocals  Clubs run after school to develop performance and ensemble skills. Ukulele and Vocals  Clubs run after school to develop performance and ensemble skills. 
AssessmentWeek 6-7/ 13-14 Teacher PN.  Self and peer assessment throughout. Final performance of their chosen genre is assessed.Week 17-18/23-24 – Teacher PN.  Week 21/ 28 Teacher PN. Self and peer assessment throughout. Final performance of Fur Elise is assessed.Week 32-34- Teacher PN on practical work.
Enhanced Piece of workGroup performance of chosen 70s song and class presentation of disco or rock.Solo performance of Fur Elise.Summer 2 SOW leading to a celebratory performance ‘Performing Arts Showcase’.
Y9Term 1Term 2Term 3
ClassDVA – The Blues                                                                                                         To develop understanding of the features of Blues. Students will explore structure and improvisation in order to perform and improvise within a 12 bar blue chord sequence. Students will develop improvisation, meloddy, dynamics, confidence, timing, structure, evaluation, rehearsal and performance. TLA – Samba music. (Link to TLA – indepth learning of a genre and performing) DVA – Reggae                                                                                                                To develop undersatnding of the features of reggae and performing as an ensemble – keyboard/ukulele/ Guitar/vocals.   Students will build on previous skills and explore accuracy of melody, texture, vocals/instrumental, fluency, confidence, dynamics, timing, recall, evaluation, rehearsal and performance skills. TLA – World Music (Link to TLA – exploring world music , listening to and appraising music)DVA – Band                                                                                                                   To develop understanding further of compostion through exploring ensemble performance skills. Students will explore repetition, variation, modulation, melodic transformations, instrumentation, textures, vocal techniques, harmonies, accuracy, timing, dynmaics, stylistics, structure, rehearsal and performance. TLA – Video game. (Link to TLA – Exploring timbres working with others to create a piece).
EnrichmentUkulele and Vocals  Clubs run after school to develop performance and ensemble skills. Ukulele and Vocals  Clubs run after school to develop performance and ensemble skills. Ukulele and Vocals  Clubs run after school to develop performance and ensemble skills. 
AssessmentWeek 6-7/ 13-14 Teacher PN.  Self and peer assessment throughout – Final performance of 12 bar blues is assessed.Week 17-18/23-24 – Teacher PN.  Week 21/ 28 Teacher PN. Self and peer assessment throughout. Final group performance of Rude is assessed and presentation of information.Week 32-34- Teacher PN on practical work.
Enhanced Piece of workSolo performance of 12 bar blues. Group performance of ‘Rude’ by Magic and class presentation of the genre.Summer 2 SOW leading to a celebratory performance ‘Performing Arts Showcase’.
Y10Term 1Term 2Term 3
ClassBTEC First Developing skills in performance and knowledge of Music Industry.
Students develop skills to improve knowledge and understanding of requirements of units.                                                                                         Unit 4 – Introducing Music Composition (Internal Assessment) Students will develop a portfolio of ideas, some of which will be developed, and one of which will be completed. They will discover a range of compositional techniques and produce contrasting musical ideas to develop their compositional expertise.                                                                                Unit 1- The Music Industry (Prep work).                                                   Students will gain an understanding of the scope of the music industry with a view to getting work in and using the organisations that exist. They will investigate music organisations to find out about the work they do and how they relate to and rely on one another. They will also be given the opportunity to find out about the people who work in these organisations.                                                          
Unit 1- The Music Industry (Prep work continued).                                   Unit 2- Managing a Music Product  (Mandatory Unit).                                                                  This unit will enable students to manage the planning, delivery and promotion of a live concert, CD, or other music product. They will document the process in written logs.                                                                                     Unit 5- Introducing Music Performance (prep).                                                             Students will explore skills and make decisions as they prepare
for performance. They will expore planning and practising and will log their progress in an accompanying log. Workshops and rehearsals will also be filmed.                                               
Unit 1- The Music Industry (External exam first sitting).                                                                         Unit 2- Managing a Music Product (Mandatory Unit).                                     Students will complete their product and complete their final evaluation.                                      
Unit 5- Introducing Music Performance (prep continued)                               Students will prepare final performances through focusing on technique, rehearsal and performane skills.                                                                                                                                                                                                          
EnrichmentIntervention – targeted intervention linking to Unit 4.  Keyboard, Vocals and Instrumental Clubs to develop performance skills and create performances for Showcases within the academy.Intervention – targeted intervention linking to BTEC units (Unit 1 and 2).  Keyboard, Vocals and Instrumental Clubs to develop performance skills and create performances for Showcases within the academy.Intervention – targeted intervention linking to BTEC units (Unit 1 resit and Unit 5 performance skill).  Keyboard, Vocals and Instrumental Clubs to develop performance skills and create performances for Showcases within the academy.
AssessmentDemonstrate and Connect and self and peer assessment throughout. Week 6-8/ 12-14 Teacher PN. Unit 4 – December.Unit 1 Mock exam- Januray. Demonstrate and connect and self and peer assessment throughout.Unit 1- External exam (May)                                                                               Unit 2- Managing a Music Product- July. Self and peer assessment throughout.  Teacher PN on practical performance work.
Enhanced Piece of workPortfolio of 4 ideas (recordings), 1 extended and 1 finished piece including printed score.Careers Fayre’ – students showcase their research of different roles within the music industry. One ‘audition’ performance to be videoed.Completed coursework of planning, promoting and evaluating their CD. Interim performance to be videoed.
Y11Term 1Term 2Term 3
ClassUnit 5- Introducing Music Performance
Students  will refine skills for final filmed. Performance. Students will analyse progress in written logs. Rehearsal, confidence, perforamnce and anlysis skills.
Unit 1- The Music Industry (prep work and mocks)
Students will prepare for re-sit by focusing on industry knowledge and written skills.  
Unit 1- The Music Industry (External Exam)
Students will complete their external written exam.
 
EnrichmentIntervention – targeted intervention linking to BTEC Unit 5 and Unit 1. Intervention – targeted intervention linking to Unit 1. Intervention – (After GCSE exams)  Keyboard, Vocals and Instrumental Clubs to rehearse performances for Summer Showcases within the academy.
AssessmentInternal Assessment Unit 5- September. External Assessment Unit 1 (Mock). Demonstrate and Connect tasks and Teacher PN.External Assessment Unit 1 (January Resit).Final Btec First Assessment Awarded.
Enhanced Piece of workFinal performance videoed and completed log.