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GYCA Music Curriculum Plan 2020/2021

   

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Key Stage 

 3

 

Year 7

History – 20th Century Graphic score

Theory - Notes of treble clef stave, crotchets & minims Performance – keyboard. Aural – pulse, forte/piano, legato/stacc

History – Beethoven OTJ

Theory - composing an answering rhythm, semibreves, 4/4 time signature.

History – Hymn ‘O Come all ye Faithful’

Performance – Piano

Aural – higher/lower, error in pitch/rhythm

Theory – Quavers, dotted rhythms, ¾ time sig, bass clef, key/triad/scale of C

Aural – Identify time sig., sudden v grad. dynamic change

Theory – Rests, ostinato

Aural – Consolidation of previous learning

Performance - guitar and chords

Theory – semiquavers and semi rests, 2/4 time sig., semitone and tones, accidentals/natural key of G

Aural – errors in pitch & rhythm

Performance - Folk music, pentatonic

Theory – Key of F (scale, triad, arp., 

Aural – Tonality of a chord (major/minor/atonal)

Performance -  Samba

Sight-singing using 

notation

 

Year 8

Theory - Perfect Intervals, recap Bass clef, sight-singing 

History - Classical Composers 

Aural - pulse, forte/piano, legato/stacc

Performance – Price Tag Jessie J (keyboard) 

Theory - Scales and keys (C, G and F) Composing an answering rhythm

History – Composers (Baroque)

Aural - higher/lower, error in pitch/rhythm

Performance – Where is the love (bass lines)

Theory - Ledger lines, time signatures (4/4 & 3/4) Chords and Chord Progressions

Aural - Identify time sig., sudden v grad. dynamic change

Performance – Valerie Ukulele/Guitar

Theory - Dotted note durations, ties and slurs, 

Aural – Consolidation

History – Romantic

 

Performance - Broken Chords on Keyboard

Theory – write a tune to a rhythm

 

History – Modern

 

Performance directions and Performance Practice 

WCIT Flute/Clarinet

Theory - relative minor keys, degrees of the scale

 

Aural – Tonality, Cresc/Dim, specific changes in pitch/rhythm

 

WCIT Flute/Clarinet

 

Year 9

History – Baroque Pachelbel 

Performance – The Canon

Theory - Chords and chord progressions 

Composition – song based on Pachelbel’s canon

Theory - Scales and arpeggios Performance Practice and Technique

Instruments of the Orchestra Arranging and instrumentation

Composition (from a brief or stimulus) Preparing for BTEC music

Composition (from a brief or stimulus) Preparing for BTEC music

Key Stage

 4

 

 

Year 10

Unit 1 Music Industry

Unit 2 Managing a Music Product (planning a valentines concert)

Unit 1 Music Industry

Unit 2 Managing a Music Product (planning a valentines concert)

Unit 2 concert and evaluation

Unit 4 Introduction to

Composition 

Unit 4 Composition

and Unit 1 The Music Industry 

Introduction to 

Unit 5 

Performance

 

Year 11

Unit 2 Managing a Music Product (Christmas concert)

Unit 1 Music Industry

Unit 2 Managing a Music Product        (Christmas concert)

Unit 1 Music Industry

Unit 2 Evaluation of concert

Introduction to Unit 5 Performance

Unit 5 Performance

Unit 5 Performance

Unit 1 The Music Industry

Complete

Unit 5

Performance