KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Music
Term 1Area of Study 1: Musical Forms and Devices  
AOS1: Musical Forms and Devices • Topic 1: The development of Music • Topic 2: Musical form and structure • Topic 3: Devices In addition students will consolidate their learning on the theory of music: • Theory basics (Keys, Chords, Cadences, intervals etc) • Focus on all the elements: • MADTTSHIRT • Notes on the degrees of the scale • Short technical exercises to assess progress. • Notating a simple melody • Using ICT in the music department
Assessment: Appraisal Assessment: • Assessment: Exam style questions x 2 sets. Composition Assessment: 8 Bar melody and bass line Performance Assessment: • Performance of the set work • Other classical and baroque examples • One solo each • Don’t look back in Anger: OasisKey Words and Terms
 
Term 2Area of Study 1: Set Work Analysis   
Students will learn about the history and context of this set work and then analyse its harmony, tonality, structure and musical features. This set work is to be understood in depth and will be featured in the exam. Compositional study will reinforce and put into practice musical terms and devices learnt in appraisal lessons.
Assessment: Appraisal Assessment: 2 sets of exam style questions. Composition Assessment: Harmonise 8 bar melody composition. work to be completed using Muse Score. No performance assessment this term. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Area of Study 2: Music for Ensemble  
AOS2: Music for Ensemble. Students will explore these musical elements within a variety of musical genres, including blues, jazz and musical theatre. • Topics 1: Sonority, Texture and Timbre • 2: Musical Ensembles • 3: Chamber Music • What is meant by the term “ensemble”? A variety of ensembles will be examined and identified within a range of musical genres. Within composition students will be exploring: Musical Devices and how to use them • Ostinato • Sonority and Timbre • Baroque features • Classical techniques and features • The Romantic era, chromaticism and compositional techniques
Assessment: Appraisal Assessment: Exam styles questions x 2 Composition Assessment: Binary/Ternary composition in progress. Performance Assessment: Ensemble Performance Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Area of Study 2: Music for Ensemble (continued)  
Students will continue to work on this area of study looking at the following topics: AOS2: Music for Ensemble • Topics 4/5 • Musical Theatre • Exploring a range of songs from a variety of shows. • Jazz and Blues In composition students will continue to work towards a ternary composition covering techniques and devices that support that. In addition during performance lessons: • Whole class and smaller ensemble performances • Main characteristics of the blues, various styles. • Re-cap 12 bar blues, modes and blues scale. • A selection of pieces from the given genres
Assessment: • Assessment: Exam Questions and either solo Ensemble Performance • Assessment: Ternary CompositionKey Words and Terms
 
Term 5Area of Study 3: Film Music  
AOS3: Film Music. Students will be exploring a range of incredible film music and film scores. Examining how a leitmotif works and how composers creates tension and excitement to work with a given scene. • Topics 1/2/3 • The film industry • The origins of film music In composition students will working on: • Film Score Composition using leitmotif • How musical elements are used in film music • Musical techniques and devices used in film music. • Motifs and Leitmotifs • Thematic development In Performance students will be working on: • Whole class and smaller ensemble performances • A selection of pieces from shows and films • Individual solo performances and/or ensemble performances •
Assessment: • Assessment: Exam Questions including 10-mark essay and either solo Ensemble Performance (Composition is a work in progress at this stage)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Area of Study 3: Film Music (continued)  
AOS3: Film Music. Students will continue with this area of study covering the following: • Topics 4/5 • Composing film music: responding to a stimulus or commission In composition students will continue to work on their film score pieces focusing on developing their ideas and motifs. In performance students will be working on: • A selection of pieces from shows and films • Individual solo performances and/or ensemble performances
Assessment: • Assessment: Exam Questions including 10-mark essay and either solo Ensemble PerformanceKey Words and Terms
 
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