Years 7, 8 and 9

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Year 7

During year 7, all pupils sing various songs which they have learnt in class in a concert in the summer term; this concert has a different theme each year. As well as preparing for this performance, pupils study:

  • The Elements of Music
  • Rhythm, Pitch and the Orchestra
  • Playing and Performing
  • Minimalism

Year 8

The first half of year 8 focuses on keyboard skills; the latter half builds on this with some composition projects using our music ICT suite. The units of work are:

  • Variation Form
  • Programme Music
  • Film Music
  • Samba Drumming
  • Folk Music
  • Dance Music

Year 9

This year charts the development of popular music, and builds on the keyboard skills developed in year 8; units of work are:

  • African Music
  • The Blues
  • Rock and Roll
  • Reggae
  • Pop Music Arranging
  • Dub, Drum n Bass and Hip Hop
  • Radio Shows

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