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Year 8 Curriculum Information - Music
Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Autumn 1: The Blues & Jazz
  • Autumn 2: Space Music (including studying ‘The Planets’ by Holst)
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Spring 1: Caribbean Music
  • Spring 2: African Drumming
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Summer 1: Rock & Roll
  • Summer 2: Musical Futures and Free Compositions
  • Students will have a formal assessment at the end of each topic. They will have to perform their work (performance or composition) to the class. They will be given verbal and written feedback and feed-forward and will have to evaluate and respond to this. Audio recordings of all performances will be made and put on SMH for students to share their finished work with parents/carers.
  • Students will have opportunities to perform in every music lesson with informal, verbal feedback and feed-forward given.
  • Students track their progress throughout the year with a progress tracker on the front of their music folders. All written work is also kept in these folders which are kept at school.
Special Requirements/Equipment
  • Students are encouraged to bring in instruments they learn outside of the classroom to use in performance and composition work.
  • All music lessons are based around learning through practical music making and each student will use keyboards, percussion or computers in their lessons.
Home Learning

Students will be set HL once every two weeks.

Reading List

There are a range of useful book in the library to help with HL and independent study.

Useful Websites

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