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Music

Subject Leader: Mrs L Williams

KS4

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Music

Exam Board: Edexcel
Level: 1/2

Course Overview

This is a vocational course comprising four units, one of which is externally assessed. Learners embark on a journey of skills development, ranging from individual and group performance skills to composing their own music. The course is largely practical and does not necessarily require a high level of skill on an instrument.

Assessment:75% coursework. 25% exam.

 

Curriculum Content

Year 7

Term 1: Great British Music, Performing skills, Singing
Term 2: Musical Futures, Performing skills, Instrumental and Vocal work
Term 3: Musical Futures, Performing skills, Instrumental and Vocal work
Term 4: Our Wonderful World, Performing and composing skills, African drumming
Term 5: Ukuleles, Instrumental Skills, Working as an Ensemble, Performing and Composing Skills and Notation.
Term 6: Pop Tunes, Individual/solo Based Skills, Keyboard Skills, Notation.

 

Year 8

Term 1: Great British Music, Independant Learning, Ensemble Performing, Presentational Skills and Oracy Skills.~
Term 2: Musical Futures, Performing and Composing Skills.
Term 3: Musical Futures, Performing and Composing Skills, Instrumental and Vocal Work.
Term 4: Pop Tunes, Individual/Solo based Skills, Keyboard Skills, Notation.
Term 5: Live Lounge, Ensemble Skills, Team Building and Perfoming Skills.
Term 6: One Love Project, Oracy and Presentation Skills, Independant Learning, Performing and Leading Skills.

 

Year 9 BTEC

Term 1: Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance
Term 2: Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance
Term 3: Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance, Unit 2: Managing a Music Product
Term 4: Unit 2: Managing a Music Product
Term 5: Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance, Unit 2: Managing a Music Product
Term 6: Unit 4: Introducing Music Composition

 

Year 10 & 11 BTEC

Term 1: Unit 4: Introducing Music Composition
Term 2: Unit 4: Introducing Music Composition
Term 3: Unit 1: The Music Industry
Term 4: Unit 5: The Music Industry
Term 5: All units: to improve grades
Term 6: All units: to improve grades

 

Useful Website Links:

GCSE BBC Bitesize for Music
Sound Junction
Sound Hub Kent
 

Suggested Revision Guides and Books:

Revision guides are created by the music department staff and distributed to pupils on the GCSE course.
 

OSL and Extra-Curricular Activities:

OSL runs an individually arranged times with students. There are a variety of clubs on offer.  Details are available on Tutor noticeboards or from the Music Department.