“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” – Ludwig Van Beethoven.
We all know how music affects our feelings and energy levels! Without even thinking about it we use music to create desired moods – to make us happy, to energise, to bring back powerful memories and to help us relax and focus.
Music helps us –
Provide inspiration and motivation
Create a desired atmosphere
Music is a powerful tool for our personal expression within our daily lives and helps us ‘set the scene’ for many important experiences.
Subject Key Aims
Listening and Appraising
Performing- solo and ensemble
Elements of Music
Rhythm and Metre
Melody and Harmony
Instruments of the Orchestra
Samba Music of Brazil
History of Popular Music
Band on the wall – group work in bands
Self-organised project work
Year 9 Mini Option
Pupils are currently studying the GCSE course in year 9.
Year 10 and 11 GCSE – AQA
Listening to and Appraising
Pupils will explore the five Areas of Study:
AoS 1 – Rhythm & Metre
AoS2 – Harmony & Tonality
AoS3 – Texture & Melody
AoS4 – Timbre & Dynamics
AoS5 – Structure & Form
These will be explored though the three strands:
The Western Classical Tradition
Popular Music of the 20th and 21st centuries