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Key Stage 3

KS3 Topics:

Year 7 - Night & Day, Rhythm & Pulse, Form & Structure, Dance Music, Instruments of the Orchestra & Voiceworks.

Year 8 - African Music, Offbeat, Variations, Jazz Improvisation, Indian Music and Music & Space.

Year 9 -  Musicals, Minimalism, Film Music, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Samba & Popular Song.

How many lessons per fortnight? 2

ILT information:

Independent Learning Tasks are launched during lesson time and take the form of a theme-based, performance project. After the initial explanation and demonstration of the project, all students are given a project deadline.  Students can choose to work individually or in small groups to complete the performance project.


Each project lasts approximately 6 weeks. Each student performs either individually or in a group and feedback is given...WWW and EBI.

Out of classroom opportunities:

SWAD - Choir - Wednesday Lunchtime
Jazz Band - Any instrumentalists welcome - Monday Lunchtime
DM Radio - Recording of 20/30 minute podcasts during lunchtimes - Any Lunchtime
Ukulele Club - Friday Lunchtime
Music Theory Club - Drop in any day for assistance
Soirees - These take place on the last Monday of every term
School Production - Auditions for this take place in September and the show is performed over 3 nights in March
Achievement Evening Performances These take place at Achievement Evening in July
Christmas Concert Performances These take place on the last day of our Autumn Term


Key Stage 4

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