Curriculum: Key Stage 3

KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 Music
Term 1 or 2On Cue - Whoza Mtwana   
Using music from South African Townships, we will perform a piece as a whole class and then move into small groups to recreate our own versions that includes solos and improvising. Students will learn to sing ShoSholosa.
Assessment: Students will be assessed using the following criteria. -Play and perform confidently in a small ensemble using voice, playing instruments musically, fluently and with accuracy and expression. -create an arrangement of a piece that students choose -use staff and other relevant notations appropriately and accurately -develop a deeper understanding of the music they they perform.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 1 or 2Song Writing   
Students will explore the art of songwriting through a series of lyric writing workshops and look at adding melodies and chords. They will perform and record their songs in small groups. A chance also to extend ideas and use ICT where appropriate.
Assessment: Students will be assessed using the following criteria. -Play and perform confidently in a small ensemble using voice, playing instruments musically, fluently and with accuracy and expression. -compose, extend and develop musical ideas -use staff and other relevant notations -use inter-related dimensions of music expressively and with increasing sophistication.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3 or 4Sequencing in the Deep End   
Students will rehearse and record a piece of popular music and build on their mutli-tracking and arrangement skills. They will further develop their understanding of harmonic and melodic structures.
Assessment: Creating -I can layer sounds effectively (harmony) and fulfil the brief. -I can create music with expression -I can organise ideas musically with a strong sense of structure. -I can develop my musical ideas with imagination -I can create music that successfully combines many musical elements and my piece sounds finished. Listening, Knowledge and Appraising -I can read some notation and identify and describe musical elements -I can identify features of music using accurate musical vocabulary and identify strengths and weaknesses of my own work. -I can analyse some techniques and devices using correct musical vocabulary. -I can transcribe music I have heard and am fluent at reading both treble and bass clef. -I can analyse and evaluate advanced musical features in music and use musical vocabulary to make excellent critical judgements.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3 or 4Deep End   
Another chance to form a band and choose a suitable piece of music to perform. Students will have the chance to further develop their performance skills on their chosen instrument.
Assessment: -Play and perform confidently in a small ensemble using voice, playing instruments musically, fluently and with accuracy and expression. -create an arrangement of a piece that students choose. -use staff and other relevant notations appropriately and accurately. -develop a deep understanding of the music they they perform.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5 or 6Pachelbel’s Canon   
Looking at music from the Baroque Period, students will learn about the concept of a Ground Bass and recreate their own contemporary version of this well known piece, thinking about different arrangements and remixes.
Assessment: Students will be assessed using the following criteria. -Play and perform confidently in a small ensemble using voice, playing instruments musically, fluently and with accuracy and expression. -create an arrangement that is based on the ground bass and chord progression. -use staff and other relevant notations appropriately and accurately. -develop a deeper understanding of the music they perform.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5 or 6Music For Video Games   
Students will explore similarities between film and game music and have a chance to create a range of themes for games using ICT. They will look at how music: ● creates a mood or emotion ● creates a sense of time or place ● represents a character ● preempts what’s about to happen
Assessment: Composing / Create -I can layer sounds effectively (harmony) and fulfil the brief. -I can create music with expression -I can organise ideas musically with a strong sense of structure. -I can develop my musical ideas with imagination -I can create music that successfully combines many musical elements and my piece sounds finished. Listening, knowledge and appraising -I can read some notation and identify and describe musical elements -I can identify features of music using accurate musical vocabulary and identify strengths and weaknesses of my own work. -I can analyse some techniques and devices using correct musical vocabulary. -I can transcribe music I have heard and am fluent at reading both treble and bass clef. -I can analyse and evaluate advanced musical features in music and use musical vocabulary to make excellent critical judgements.Key Words and Terms
 

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