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Music

The Music Department at Prospect School is a vibrant and creative environment where students have the opportunity to experience music within the curriculum. We pride ourselves on key skills, which will help students to go out into the wider world Creativity, Sensitivity and Communication; these skills are foundations in which the students can grow. The discipline of music with the Creative Arts are among the most powerful forces for developing individuals supporting them to realise a sense of personal growth and achieve excellence throughout their educational career. We aim to use the music as a vehicle for developing well-rounded, confident learners and this extends beyond the classroom through our offer of an extensive extra-curricular programme both in the school and within the wider community.

The focus is on developing creativity, imagination and empathy and the ability to work with and understand the people around us. We pride ourselves on our enjoyable, safe and inclusive learning environments, alongside the fantastic work our students create.

The emphasis in Key Stage 3 is to learn the skills as well as developing social and evaluative skills that are vital across the curriculum.

We aim to teach topics that engage and challenge the students, but also give them a wider view of the world around them. For this reason, we work on constantly being innovative with our lessons.

Our students have the opportunity to study music as an option at Key stage 4 and 5. Students take part in a variety of activities from Listening, Performing and Composing.  At key stage, 4 and 5 students develop listening though the set works, performing as an soloist and in an ensemble, composition skills through tasks and compositional briefs. They use Music notation software, Sibelius 7, runs in a Music ICT room allowing GCSE students to create high quality compositions.

Enrichment
  • Choir
  • Guitar Club
  • Keyboard Club
  • GCSE Catch Up
  • Rock Academy Band Experience
  • School Musical
  • Theory workshops
  • Instrumental lessons
  • Concerts
HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD
  • Encourage your child to learn an instrument
  • Take part in extra–curricular activities
  • Listen to a wide range of music at home.
Learning area

Staff

1.5 full time specialists

1 Lead teachers, responsible for the development of music across all the key stages. The oversight of the instrumental scheme. Extra-curricular activities and concerts.

Examination courses for KS4

Edexcel GCSE Music

Examination  courses for KS5

We offer Edexcel Music A Level courses:

Btec Level 3 Music

GCSE examination results

               A*-C   

2015      40%       

2016      42%             

In Music, the results have improved from 40% A*-C in 2015 to 42% in 2016, with 15% achieving A* and A

A Level examination results

100% Btec level 3 over the last 3 years. Music Subsidiary Diploma Merit-Distinction and Diploma Distinction*Distinction*

Timetable structure

Year 7 1 lessons per week

Year 8 1 lessons per week

Year 9 7 lessons per fortnight

Year 10 6 lessons per fortnight

Year 11 5 lessons per fortnight

KS5 10 lessons per fortnight

Intervention

GCSE students can work on a Wednesday or at lunch on their performances-solo and ensemble. The Rock Academy work in conjunction with students in a Band experience

Additional resources

Eg Music computer room, Recording studio

 

CURRICULUM PLAN

KEY STAGE

YEAR

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

KEY STAGE 3

7

Performing

Song of the Fox

Assessment

Composing

Elements of Music

Assessment

Composing

Rhythm – learn to use and compose rhythms Ostinatos

Assessment

Rhythm

Ostinatos Perform/compose rhythms/Ostinatos with a group

Assessment

Notation

Performing New World

Assessment

Notation

Composing Pentatonic Melody

Assessment

8

Performing William Tell

Assessment

Composing

Create own Fanfare

Assessment

Performing Can’t Help Falling in Love with you

Assessment

Composing

using chords create own  melody and  chords piece

Assessment

Performing Three Little Birds

Assessment

Composing Compose own Reggae piece

Assessment

KEY STAGE 4

9

 

Performing Solo

Work on basic skills of performance

Composition

Work on basic notation skills to create a simple chords and Melody composition

Listening

Start listening skills Analysis Set Work

“Music for a While”

Prepare for assessment of Solo performance

Continue with composition for hand in assessment

Listening

Developing skills

Answering questions on Set work  - Wider listening on Area of Study 1

Performing Ensemble

Work on basic skills of performance

Composition

Theme and Variations composition

Listening

Start listening skills Analysis Set Work

“Star Wars” AOS3

Prepare for assessment of Ensemble performance

Continue with Composition for hand in assessment

Listening

Developing skills

Answering questions on Set work  - Wider listening on Area of Study 3

Performing Solo 2

Developing skills of performance

Composition

composition

Listening

Start listening skills Analysis Set Work AOS 4

“Fusions”

Prepare for assessment of Solo performance 2

Continue with composition for hand in assessment

Listening

Developing skills

Answering questions on Set work  - Wider listening on Set Work AOS 4

“Fusions”

10

 

Performing Solo

Work on basic skills of performance

Composition

Listening

Start listening skills Analysis Set Work

“Branbenburg”

AOs 1

Prepare for assessment of Solo performance

Continue with composition for hand in assessment

Listening

Developing skills

Answering questions on Set work  - Wider listening on AOS1

 

Performing Ensemble

Work on basic skills of performance

Composition

Listening

Start listening skills Analysis Set Work

“Defying Gravity” AOS3

Prepare for assessment of Ensemble performance

Continue with Composition for hand in assessment

Listening

Developing skills

Answering questions on Set work  - Wider listening on Area of Study 3

Performing Solo 2

Developing skills of performance

Composition

Work on basic notation skills to create a simple chords and Melody composition

Listening

Start listening skills Analysis Set Work AOS 2

“Killer Queen”

Prepare for assessment of Solo performance 2

Continue with composition for hand in assessment

Listening

Developing skills

Answering questions on Set work  - Wider listening on Set Work AOS 4

“Fusions”

11

 

Performing Solo

Work on basic skills of performance

Composition

Complete composition to be given in to exam

Listening

Listening skills

Exam questions

Prepare for assessment of Solo performance

Continue with composition for hand in assessment

Listening

Developing skills

Answering questions on Set work  - Wider listening

Performing Ensemble

Work on basic skills of performance

Composition

Brief Set by the board

Listening

listening skills Set Work exam questions

 

Listening Exam Question

Listening Exam Question

 

KEY STAGE 5

12

Listening

Start listening skills Analysis Set Work

Performing

Work

Composition Free Composition

Btec Performing Unit 23 Music Performance Techniques

Listening

Set works

Btec Performing

Assessment Unit 23 Music Performance Techniques

Unit 40 Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble

Listening

skills Analysis Set Work

Composition Set by examinations board

Btec Performing

Assessment

Unit 40Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble

Listening

Set works

Btec Performing

Unit 24 Music Project

Listening

listening skills Analysis Set Work

Btec Performing

Unit 24 Music Project

 

13

 

 

 

 

Completion of units