KS3 Music (Yr 7)

Curriculum Overview

Point in Year

Unit of Work Title

Starting Point

Curriculum Content

Core Knowledge

Curriculum Content

Core Skills

Mid-term and FinalĀ  Assessments

Autumn Term 1

Elements of Music

  • Elements of Music
  • Use of elements in composition
  • Listening
  • Performance

September Baseline listening test.

October Self & Peer assessment.

Autumn Term 2

Music Theory

  • Beats
  • The Stave
  • Treble Clef
  • Numeracy via musical maths
  • Beat & Note value
  • Listening
  • Performance

Test on beats and notes in treble clef.

Spring Term 1

Keyboard Skills

  • Scales (Major & Minor)
  • Drone
  • Triads
  • Ostinato
  • Happy & Sad scales
  • Triad Chords
  • Repeated patterns
  • How drone is used

Keyboard assessment.

Spring Term 2

Keyboard Skills

  • Playing from simple notation
  • Timing
  • Practice
  • Performance

Teacher assessment.

Self assessment.

Summer Term 1

Introduction to

music

sequencing

  • ICT based music production.
  • Tracks
  • Loops
  • Audio
  • BPM
  • Transport bar explained
  • How to use tracks and loops
  • How to copy and paste

Multiple choice question sheet.

Summer Term 2

Introduction to

music

sequencing

  • ICT based music production.
  • Tracks
  • Loops
  • Audio
  • BPM
  • Radio advert (Product/Service)
  • Storyboarding the ad.
  • Audio recording monologue/dialogue
  • Downloading to MP3

Assessment of composition of 30 second radio advertisement.