KS3 Music (Yr 8)

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

Introduction to

music

sequencing

  • ICT based music production.
  • Tracks
  • Loops
  • Audio
  • BPM
  • Audio recording
  • Editing Audio
  • Multi track recording
  • Downloading to MP3

Test sheet on editing / using a DAW

Autumn Term 2

Music Theory

  • Editing tools
  • Quantize
  • Composition in
    • Binary form
    • Ternary form
    • Rondo form
    • Song form

Teacher and self assessment of composition

Spring Term 1

The Blues

  • History and origin of the Blues
  • 12 Bar blues sequence
  • Blues scale
  • Triads I, IV & V
  • Blues scale related chords.
  • Creating solo improvisation

Test sheet on the Blues

Spring Term 2

The Blues

  • 12 bar blues composition
  • Performance skills
  • Create blues composition
  • Perform composition

Self & Peer assessment

Summer Term 1

Dance Music

  • Introduction to Dance music
  • Galliard
  • Pavane
  • Disco
  • Listening skills
  • Instrumentation

Test sheet on Dance Music

Summer Term 2

Dance Music

  • Dance Music Composition
  • Create Dance music composition applying all/most of prior learning
  • Share composition

Peer and self assessment of composition.