Music – Key Stage 3

Year 7

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnBasic Musicianship
Music around the world (Samba)
Learning to read music
Oompa Loompa
Performance
SpringGraphic Score performance and composition
Christmas Song Performance
Pop Medley
Pop Composition
Focus on chords and musical devices
Pop Composition
SummerChinese Music
African Music
Song Composition

End of Year Exam

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
PerformanceI am beginning to explore the idea of performance on a range of instruments including singing.I am becoming more confident when performing on a range of instruments including singing.I can perform quite confidently when performing on a range of instruments including singing.I can perform confidently when performing on a range of instruments including singing.
CompositionI am beginning to explore the idea of composition and I can compose a basic piece using some of the elements of music.I am becoming more confident in composition and I can compose a piece in which I am beginning to extend my ideas using some of the elements of music.I can compose music fairly confidently, putting together an extended piece of music using a recognised musical structure using some of the elements of music.I can compose music confidently in a recognised musical style and I produce an extended piece of music using a recognised musical structure.
Listening to MusicI am beginning to recognise different instruments and I am beginning to understand why different music is used for different purposes.I can recognise widely used instruments. I understand why different music is used for different purposes. I can describe music I hear.I can recognise widely used instruments. I understand why different music is used for different purposes. I can describe music I hear. I can compare music.All of progressing plus:nI can recognise some musical devices. I can recognise the time in history from when a piece of music was composed and I can identify the culture from which a piece of music is taken.
Appraising musicI can evaluate my work.I can evaluate my work. I can comment on how successful a piece of music is.I can evaluate my work. I can comment on how successful a piece of music is. I understand how a piece of music might sound different if performed/composed for a different venue, occasion or purpose.All of progressing plus:nI can evaluate and make critical judgements about the conventions and other characteristics in my work and the work of my peers.

Year 8

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnAnti-War Songs
Charity Song Composition
Classical music – Fur Elise
Pop Music including Christmas pop music
Charity Composition
SpringUnderstanding Chords
Composition using chords
The Blues Presentation
Blues Composition/Performance
Blues Performance
SummerMusical Theatre Performance
Musical Theatre Composition
Understanding Structure and Form
Composing using structure
The Blues

End of Year Exam

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
PerformanceI am becoming more confident when performing on a range of instruments including singing.I can perform quite confidently on a range of instruments including singing.I can perform confidently on a range of instruments including singing.I can perform confidently on a range of instruments including singing and I am beginning to play musically, fluently and with expression.
CompositionI am becoming more confident when composing and I can compose a piece in which I am beginning to extend my ideas.I can compose music fairly confidently, putting together an extended piece of music using a recognised musical structure.I can compose music confidently in a recognised musical style and I produce an extended piece of music using a recognised musical structure.I can compose a piece of music in a recognised style, genre or tradition. I can use music technology to record my work. I have good understanding of how to use the elements of music to produce a piece of music in a recognised musical structure.
Listening to MusicI can recognise widely used instruments. I understand why different music is used for different purposes. I can describe music I hear.I can recognise widely used instruments. I understand why different music is used for different purposes. I can describe music I hear. I can compare music.All of developing plus:nI can recognise some musical devices. I can recognise the time in history from when a piece of music was composed and I can identify the culture from which a piece of music is taken.All of progressing plus:nI understand how context can affect a piece of music.
Appraising musicI can evaluate my work. I can comment on how successful a piece of music is.I can evaluate my work. I can comment on how successful a piece of music is. I understand how a piece of music might sound different if performed/composed for a different venue, occasion or purpose.All of developing plus:nI can evaluate and make critical judgements about the conventions and other characteristics in my work and the work of my peers.All of progressing plus:nI can attempt of review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.

Year 9

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnHistory of Pop Music 1960 – 19901970s Performance (I Will
Survive)
SpringHistory of Pop Music 2000s
Presentation on History of Pop Music
Film Music Performance and Composition
Hedwig’s Theme
SummerPolitical Music – Schindler’s List
Historical Music Composition
Extended Music Project
The Music Industry
Schindler's List

End of Year exam

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
PerformanceI can perform quite confidently on a range of instruments including singing.I can perform confidently on a range of instruments including singing.I can perform confidently on a range of instruments including singing and I am beginning to play musically, fluently and with expression.I can perform confidently on a range of instruments/singing, playing instruments in time, musically, fluently and with accuracy and expression.
CompositionI can compose music fairly confidently, putting together an extended piece of music using a recognised musical structure.I can perform confidently on a range of instruments including singing.I can compose a piece of music in a recognised style, genre or tradition. I can use music technology to record my work. I have good understanding of how to use the elements of music to produce a piece of music in a recognised musical structure.I can improvise and compose extended ideas in a range of musical structures, styles, genres and traditions. I can use music technology to record my composition. I understand how music is produced and communicated through pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and through appropriate notations.
Listening to MusicI can recognise widely used instruments. I understand why different music is used for different purposes. I can describe music I hear. I can compare music.All of emerging plus:nI can recognise some musical devices. I can recognise the time in history from when a piece of music was composed and I can identify the culture from which a piece of music is taken.All of developing plus:nI understand how context can affect a piece of music.All of progressing plus:nI can identify different tonalities. I understand and can discriminate between a wide range of music.
Appraising musicI can evaluate my work. I can comment on how successful a piece of music is. I understand how a piece of music might sound different if performed/composed for a different venue, occasion or purpose.All of emerging plus:nI can evaluate and make critical judgements about the conventions and other characteristics in my work and the work of my peers.All of developing plus:nI can attempt of review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.All of developing plus:nI can give a review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.n
Course Information
Department
Music

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