Music Documents

Mrs. Abbott

‘’Music is all around us.  It is the soundtrack to our lives.  Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world.  It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging……...   The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student.’’

The Model Music Curriculum


Year 7 – Pupils will learn what makes a good performance.  They will be taught to read basic rhythms from notation and the names of notes on the Treble Clef.  They will learn about the elements of music, instruments of the orchestra and perform regularly as a class or as a small ensemble.  Pupils will listen to a new piece of music each week.

Year 8 – In year 8 pupils will revise and extend the use of rhythms and be taught how to use word-setting when composing a piece of music. They will learn how familiar themes can be transformed using a variety of compositional techniques and they will study Concertos, Medieval Music and Reggae.  Pupils will continue to listen to a new piece of music each week.

Year 9 - Pupils will develop an understanding through performing, composing and listening of African folk music, work songs and spirituals, Blues, Ragtime, Traditional Jazz, Swing, ‘Cool’ jazz and Popular music.  They will compose their own Blues song, their own pop song and conclude their year’s study with a mini musical/film scene as a small group.


Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Music

What will I learn?

BTEC Firsts in Music can help you take your first steps towards a career in the music industry. You’ll learn essential skills from performing and composing to producing, sound engineering and promoting a new track, album or concert.




CORE 1 – The Music Industry

You will research and learn about the music industry, including producing, marketing, touring, management and all the different jobs involved.

CORE 2 – Live Performance

You will manage a music product.

UNIT 4 – Composing

You will compose a piece of music and reflect upon your process.

UNIT 5 – Musical Performance

You will select existing pieces of music to interpret, practice and perform. This involves regular practice and maintaining a practice log.


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