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Music

Head of department: Miss E Flood

If you wish to learn more about the curriculum, please contact the head of Department by email: ­­­­E.flood@oaklandscatholicschool.org

Curriculum Content

  • Years 7-9

Year 7 Topics

Year 8 Topics

Year 9 Topics

  • RHYTHM and the ELEMENTS
  • The conventions of MARCHES and CHRISTMAS music
  • RENAISSANCE Music
  • ORCHESTRA and LAYERS
  • Fanfares
  • Waltzes
  • The conventions of SONG and MOVEMENT BY STEP
  • VARIATION FORM
  • The music of THE BEATLES and COVER SONGS
  • FILM MUSICALS and MUSICALS
  • FANFARES
  • CARIBBEAN Music

 

  • GROUND BASS
  • BLUES and using the skills of SONGWRITING
  • SONGWRITING
  • JAZZ music
  • RADIO ADVERTS
  • ROCK and POP through the ages

 

  • GCSE Y10-11

Exam Board: OCR J536

Exam board specification weblink: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-music-j536-from-2016/

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

  • My Music
  • The Concerto through Time
  • Rhythms of the World
  • Film Music
  • Conventions of Pop

Topics from last year will be re-visited in more depth

 

  • A level Y12-13

Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Exam Board specification weblink: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/music-2016.html

Year 12 Topics

Year 13 Topics

  • Performing
  • Composing
  • Appraising – Vocal Music
  • Appraising - Instrumental Music
  • Appraising – Music for Film
  • Performing
  • Composing
  • Appraising – Popular Music + Jazz
  • Appraising - Fusions
  • Appraising – New Directions