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KS3

The Music Department aims to increase pupils’ understanding and appreciation of music of every kind through listening, composing and performing. The subject is taught as a series of topics focusing on the elements of music e.g. pitch, rhythm, harmony, etc., their application in a variety of styles and group practical work with appraisal, covering topics such as: Rhythm, Beat & Ostinato; African Music; Samba; Pitch Notation; Gamelan Music; Instruments of the Orchestra; Popular Music & Arrangements; Film Music; Scales from Around the World; Blues; and Music Technology.
The course is designed to cater for all abilities, enabling every pupil to experience a sense of achievement in this wide-ranging subject.

 

YearCycle 1Cycle 2Cycle 3Cycle 4
7

I’ve Got Rhythm!


Samba / African Drumming

 

Note Values

Scales and Things


Intro to the Keyboard


Music for special occasions

Structure


Composing to a

brief


Graphic scores

Know Your Chords!


Blues music


Keyboard / Guitar / Ukulele

8

In the Mood!


Composing


Using leitmotif

Find your voice


Beat Boxing


Vocal technique

Our Musical stories


Rap

Intro to song-writing


How to compose an effective song using the elements of music

9

Gamelan


Working with Ostinati


Working as an ensemble

Popular Music


Identifying changing styles in Popular

 

Music

The Beatles


Instruments of the Orchestra


Keyboard skills

Film Music


Working with harmony & tonality


Foley Sound

 

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“Therefore learn as if to live forever; live as if to die tomorrow” (St Edmund of Abingdon)

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St Edmund's Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edmund's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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