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KS3 Music

KS3 Overview of Learning

Please click the link to view the Overview of Learning for each year group in PDF format:

Overview of Learning at KS3 in Year 7

Overview of Learning at KS3 in Year 8

Overview of Learning at KS3 in Year 9


KS3 Starting Sheet and Standards

Year 7 Starting Sheet and Standards

Year 8 Starting Sheet and Standards

Year 9 Starting Sheet and Standards


Progression of Learning at Key Stage 3

Skill Development in every lesson:

  • Listening
  • Thinking
  • Discussing
  • Singing
  • Developing independent learning skills
  • Active music-making
  • Raising confidence
  • Evaluating
  • Assessing
     

Main focus of half term codes:

  • S - Singing
  • P - Performing
  • C - Composing
  • G - Group Work
  • I - Independent Skill Development
  • T - Theory
  • L - Listening
  • K - Keyboard

Term

Year

Main Focus

1A

7

  • Introduction to music/rhythm and pitch
  • group work
  • singing development
  • understanding standards

L, S, P, G

1B

7

  • introduction to music: dynamics/tempo/instruments
  • Vocal development
  • Understanding song structure/Composing: song writing Christmas song
  • Guitar

L, S, C, I, G, P

2A

7

  • Whole class improvising: Tom and Jerry music composing for a cartoon/musical elements
  • instruments of the orchestra/my new best friend
  • Group presentation:

L, C, G, P, I, S

2B

7

  • Keyboard development /understanding musical notation/different styles of keyboard music/Keyboard development
  • Group composing: Horror Expressive Arts Shared Project t

L, T, I, P, C, G, S

3A

7

  • World Music
  • Group composing
  • ICT Independent work

L, C, P, S, G, I

3B

7

  • Student choices
  • student-lead learning/group work: plan and deliver lessons to recap learning
  • singing development

L, S, G, T,

1A

8

  • Keyboard development/classical music
  • reading music notation
  • music theory

L, S, K, I, G, P

1B

8

  • Classical timeline of composers
  • chat show presentations
  • song writing
  • vocal development
  • guitar development

L, S, I, G, C, T, P

2A

8

  • Expressive Arts Shared Project/Silent Movies
  • Group composing
  • Musical expression

L, S, C, P

2B

8

  • Musical structures
  • composing TV themes: AAB structure:/improvising
  • composing 4 bar melody: AABA/notation

L, S, C, P, T

3A

8

  • student choice composing project
  • singing development

L, S, C, P

3B

8

  • Student choice lesson plans
  • Recap of learning
  • Singing development

L, S, P

1A

9

  • The 5 Areas of Study
  • music theory
  • keyboard development
  • classical music
  • GCSE listening questions

L, S, T, G, I, P

1B

9

  • singing development
  • song-writing
  • theory
  • GCSE listening questions

L, S, T, C, I

2A

9

  • The History of Popular Music/Pop Tree
  • whole class covers 2014 – 1960

L, S, P, G, I

2B

9

  • The History of Popular Music/Pop Tree
  • whole class covers 1950 – 1900

L, S, P, G, I

3A

9

  • Student choice projects
  • Singing final assessment
  • Listening GCSE questions

L, S, T, I, G

3B

9

  • One off lessons to recap learning
  • Summary of assessments
  • Singing for summer

Progression of Learning KS3


Resources

pop pks

Pop Packs

Adele - Hello

Bastille - Pompeii 

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

Justin Bieber - Love Yourself

Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Shawn Mendes - Stitches

Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams

The Script feat Will.I.Am - Hall of Fame

The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony

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