Music

DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION

“Music affords a kind of pleasure that human beings cannot do without” – Confucious

 

Music is so much a part of the background of everyday life that it tends to get taken for granted.  Yet, for many people it is a powerful focus for creative energy, and one which both stimulates and guides the imagination.  Music at All Saints Catholic School aims to develop aesthetic sensitivity and creative ability in all students.

 

Staff:

Mr J Jette – Subject Leader:  Music

Mr T Matthews – Teacher of Music

Miss C Doyle – Teacher of RE/Music

 

Visiting instrumental teaching staff:

 

Mr S Johnston – Brass

Mr R Downing – Woodwind

Mr J Kingscott – Flute

Mr J Hughes - Guitar

Ms V Vladova– Violin/Viola

Mr N Ginov – Cello

 

CURRICULUM

Year 7

1.1 Gamelan Music

1.2 Singing Skills

2.1 Elements of Music

2.2 African Music

3.1 Mambo

3.2 Music Literacy

 

Year 8

1.1 Advertising Jingles

1.2 Ground Bass

2.1 Film Music

2.2 12-bar Blues

NB:  These topics will run concurrently during 2.1 and 2.2, with teaching divided between Mr Jette and Mr Matthews

3.1 TBC

3.2 TBC

NB:  These topics will run concurrently during 3.1 and 3.2, with teaching divided between Mr Jette and Mr Matthews

 

Year 9 [Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music]

1.1 GCSE Music – The Basics

Essential music theory and pathways through the new specification

1.2 Western Art Music 1600 - 1899

Exploring music history through performance and composition

2.1 GCSE Music – The Basics

Further expanding essential music theory for GCSE; developing solo/ensemble performance and rehearsal techniques in preparation for a ‘mock’ performance controlled assessment; developing composing skills in preparation for a ‘mock’ composing controlled assessment

2.2 Western Art Music 1600 - 1899

Continuing to explore and contextualise the set works through performance and composition

3.1 GCSE Music – The Basics

Further expanding and developing essential music theory and basic musical literacy for GCSE; developing solo/ensemble performance and rehearsal techniques in preparation for a ‘mock’ performance controlled assessment; developing composing skills in preparation for a ‘mock’ composing controlled assessment

3.2 Western Art Music 1600 - 1899

Continuing to explore and contextualise the set works through performance and composition

 

Year 10 [Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music]

1.2 AOS 2:  20th Century Art Music 1909 - 1987

Analysis of set works 4, 5 and 6, with socio-historical context, specimen exam questions and aural perception training

*Composing minimal music:

Composing with the techniques of (especially) Reich and Glass

*Controlled Assessment 1 and 2:

1. Solo Performance

2. Composition 1: Minimalism

 

2.1 AOS1:  Western Art Music 1741 – 1839

Analysis of set works 1, 2 and 3, with socio-historical context, specimen exam questions and aural perception training

2.2 AOS 2:  20th Century Art Music 1909 - 1987

Analysis of set works 4 and 5, with socio-historical context, specimen exam questions and aural perception training

*Composing modal jazz:

Composing with the techniques and approaches of (especially) Miles Davis

*Controlled Assessment 3 and 4:

3. Ensemble Performance

4. Composition 2: Modal Jazz

 

3.1 AOS1:  Western Art Music 1741 – 1839

Analysis of set work 3, with socio-historical context, specimen exam questions and aural perception training

3.2 AOS 2:  20th Century Art Music 1909 - 1987

Analysis of set works 4 and 5, with socio-historical context, specimen exam questions and aural perception training

*Composing modal jazz:

Composing with the techniques and approaches of (especially) Miles Davis

*Controlled Assessment 3 and 4:

1. Ensemble Performance

2. Composition 2: Modal Jazz

 

Year 11 [Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music]

1.1 AOS 2:  20th Century Art Music 1909 - 1987

Analysis of set works 4, 5 and 6, with socio-historical context, specimen exam questions and aural perception training

1.2 AOS 3:  Popular Music & Jazz

Analysis of set works 7, 8 and 9, with socio-historical context, specimen exam questions and aural perception training

*Composing surgery:

Individual composing tutorials.  Focus on arranging techniques

*Composing Controlled Assessments:

1. Blues Composition

2. Minimalist Composition

 

2.1 AOS 3:  Popular Music and Jazz*

Analysis of set works 7, 8 and 9, with socio-historical context, specimen exam questions and aural perception training

2.2 AOS 3:  World Music*

Analysis of set works 10, 11 and 12, with socio-historical context, specimen exam questions and aural perception training

3.1 AOS 3:  World Music*

Analysis of set works 10, 11 and 12, with socio-historical context, specimen exam questions and aural perception training

 

INTERVENTIONS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Interventions – TBC

 

Students have access to lessons provided by Barking & Dagenham Community Music Service in the following instruments:

 

Brass:  Trumpet/Trombone/Horn/Euphonium/Tuba

Woodwind:  Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone

Orchestral strings:  Violin/Viola/Cello

Piano & Keyboards [GCSE candidates only]

Guitar

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

Musical Contexts:

http://www.musicalcontexts.co.uk/

 

BBC GCSE Bitesize:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/

 

My Music Theory:

http://www.mymusictheory.com/

 

Music Theory Online:

http://www.musictheoryhelp.co.uk/

 

Edexcel GCSE Student YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC134878F04F4482D

 

 

Address

 

Terling Road,

Wood Lane,

Dagenham

RM8 1JT

Phone

 

Tel: 0208 270 4242

Fax: 0208 595 4024

 

E-mail

 

office@allsaintsschool.co.uk

 

School hours

 

Monday to Friday

8.40am - 3.15pm