Music – Key Stage 4

Year 10

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Area of Study 1: Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910 - Topic Areas 1 and 2
Area of Study 2: Popular Music – Topic Areas 1 and 2
Solo Performance Practice
Composing using Reaper and SampleTank
Solo Performance (Practice)
AP2Area of Study 1: Western Classical Tradition 1650 -1910 - Topic Areas 3 and 4
Area of Study 2: Popular Music – Topic Areas 3 and 4
Group Performance Practice
Composing using Reaper and SampleTank
Group Performance (Practice)
Christmas Composition
AP3Area of Study 3: Traditional and World Music – Topic Areas 1 and 2
Area of Study 4: Western Classical Tradition 1910 – Present day – Topic Areas 1 and 2
Solo Performance Practice (At Home Only)
Start composition 1
Composition progress
AP4Area of Study 1: Western Classical Tradition 1650 -1910 - Topic Areas 3 and 4
Area of Study 4: Western Classical Tradition 1910 – Present day – Topic Areas 3 and 4
Group Performance Practice (At Home Only)
Composing using Reaper and SampleTank
Continue composition 1
Composition progress
AP5Set work 1 – Haydn = ‘The Clock’
Set Work 2 – The Beatles = ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ and ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’.
Composition progress
Set work progress
AP6Set Work 1 – Haydn = ‘The Clock’ (Continue)
Set Work 2 – The Beatles = ‘Within You, Without You’.
Composition progress
Test on set works

Year 11

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Unit 2 compositionUnit 2 composition (10% of overall GCSE)
AP2Group Performance
Completion of unit 2 composition
Introduction of appraisal
Group Performance (20% of overall GCSE)
AP3Completion of appraisal
PPE Listening Exam
Unit 2 composition (10% of overall GCSE) plus Unit 2 Appraisal (10% of overall GCSE)
AP4Theory work for listening test
Practice listening test
Units 2, 3 and 4 plus Unit 1 most recent practice listening test
AP5Theory work
Completion of Listening Test
Final predicted grade

Course Information
Department
Music

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