KS3

Why study Music?

In KS3 Music, students will have the opportunity to develop…

  • Confidence in performing in front of others.
  • Creativity through composition work.
  • Communication skills through both performance and composition and also within group work.
  • Organisation and self-discipline to be properly prepared for class performances.
  • An understanding of world cultures through studying music from different parts of the world.
  • Their brains - playing an instrument activates and connects more areas of the brain than any other known activity to date.


How is the subject taught?

Music is taught in whole class groups on a half-termly rotation with Drama. This means that each class gets 2 lessons per week in one subject for the first 1/2 term followed by 2 lessons per week of the other subject for the remainder of the term.

Musical skills such as performance work, composition, the use of music notation, music technology, listening and appreciation are developed through different topics each term.


What topics are taught in Music at KS3?

Year 7

Music of Latin America

Music of the Far East

Musical Stories

Year 8

The Blues

Tricks Of The Trade

Indian/Arabic Music

Year 9

Songwriting and Performance

Film Music Writing

Neat Repeats


Key assessment dates:

Students will be assessed throughout the year using a range of activities and will sit for tests at multiple points through the year. Please see below for predicted assessments, however, please note, they may change throughout the year based on public holidays and other activities:

Year 7

Topic terminology

Composition and Performance

Year 8

Topic terminology

Composition and Performance

Year 9

Topic terminology

Composition and Performance