Introduction

St. Peter’s has an inclusive, vibrant and active department that aims to provide pupils with a practical and well-rounded music education. At key stage 3 Music is taught as a separate subject to Years 7, 8 and 9.  

The Department runs a number of extra-curricular activities that currently include KS4 Choir, Karaoke Club, Ukulele Club, & School Band. Pupils of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part in clubs, performance evenings and productions. 

Peripatetic music tuition is provided for a range of instruments in the department by Wigan ITP.

Head of Department: Mr D Costello


Key Stage 3 Curriculum Map

 

Year 7
Keyboard Skills Dance Music Stomp Music Zoo Singing Musescore

Performance/composition/Songwriting

Computer composition

Performance/composition

Computer composition

Class performance

Computer composition

- Theory: Elements -Rhythm, Pitch
- Performance
- Basic keyboard skills
- Chords (Harmony)
- Notation
- Appraisal – formative peer/self-assess.

- Theory: Elements – structure, texture
- Listening
- Basic DAW functions – loops, edits
- Timing, phrasing
- Appraisal – formative peer/teacher assess.

- Theory: Elements – rhythm, texture, structure, tempo, timbre, dynamics
- Listening
- Performance
- Timing, phrasing, parts, monophony, polyphony, solo
- Notation

- Theory: Elements – structure, texture, pitch, tempo, timbre
- Listening
-  Basic DAW functions – software instruments, edits
- Timing, phrasing, melody, harmony, tonality
- compositional devices
- Appraising (Peer/self- assess.)

- Theory: Elements – Pitch, rhythm, timbre
- Listening
- Performance
- Techniques: Posture, warm ups, breathing, harm, speaking, diction
- Part singing, solos, harmony singing

- Theory: Elements – pitch, texture, structure, dynamics
- DAW & programme functions
- Melody, chords, harmony, tonality
- Compositional devices – sequence, repetition
- Appraisal - formative peer/teacher assess.


Year 8

Keyboard Skills - MHWGO Programme Music Samba Ukulele Singing Music Journalism

Performance

Computer composition

Performance/composition

Performance/Composition

Class performance

Research Topic

- Theory: Elements – Rhythm, pitch, timbre
- Stylistic features
- Performance
- Keyboard skills
- Chords (Harmony)
- Notation
- Appraisal
- Formative self/peer assess.

- Theory: Elements – structure, texture, pitch, rhythm, timbre
- Listening
- DAW functions – software instruments & edits
- Timing, phrasing, melody, harmony, tonality
- Compositional devices
- formative peer/teacher assess.

- Theory: Elements – timbre, structure, texture, rhythm
- Stylistic features and context
- Part/solo/group performance
- Timing, phrasing
- Practical performance skills
- Leading an ensemble (diff.)
- Group composition

- Theory: Elements – structure, pitch, tempo
- Basic handing skills
- Chords and chord charts
- Reading tablature
- Performance
- Formative self/peer assess.

- Theory: Elements – Pitch, rhythm, timbre
- Listening
- Performance
- Techniques: Posture, warm ups, breathing, harmony, speaking, diction
- Part singing, solos, harmony singing

- Theory: Elements – Applying elements to written language.
- Listening
- Appraising
- CC link English


Year 9

Keyboard Skills

Film Music

Karaoke

Musescore

African Music

Protest Songs

Performance/Composition

Computer composition

Performance

Computer composition

Performance/Composition

Composition/Songwriting

- Theory: Elements – Rhythm, pitch, timbre, structure
- Stylistic features
- Performance
- Improvisation
- Chords (Harmony)
- Chord sequence appropriate to style
- Notation
- Formative self/peer assess.

- Theory: Elements – Pitch, timbre, texture, rhythm, structure
- Listening
- DAW functions – software instruments, samples & edits
- Timing, phrasing, melody, harmony, tonality
- Compositional devices
- formative peer/teacher assess.

- Theory: Elements – Pitch, structure, dynamics
- Listening
- Performance
- Techniques: Posture, warm ups, breathing, harmony, speaking, diction
- Group/solo singing

- Theory: Elements – Pitch, texture, structure, dynamics
- DAW & programme functions
- Melody, chords, harmony, tonality
- G Major/E minor, 6/8, slurs
- Compositional devices – sequence, repetition
- Appraisal - formative peer/teacher assess.

- Theory: Elements – Structure, texture, timbre, dynamics
-  Stylistic features and context
- Part/solo/group performance
- Timing, phrasing
- Practical performance skills
- Leading an ensemble (diff.)
- Group composition

- Theory: Elements – Structure, timbre, timbre, tempo, pitch
- Chords/chord sequences
- CC link with C4L
- Keyboard skills (optional)
- DAW (optional)
- Timing, phrasing, melody, tonality, harmony


Assessment Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

Year 8

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

Year 9

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

1 x formative assessment

1x summative assessment

 


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Map

GCSE Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Performance and basic music theory

Performance, composition (1) and set piece work (exam) preparation

Performance & set piece work (exam) preparation

Year 11

Set piece (exam) preparation & Solo Performance

Composition (2) , set piece work exam & Ensemble Performance

Set piece (exam) preparation

 

GCSE Assessment Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

  • Performance evening
  • Music theory tests
  • Composition (1) formative assessment.
  • Set piece tests.
  • Performance evening
  • Set piece tests
  • Solo performance formative assessment

Year 11

  • Performance evening
  • Solo performance exams
  • Mock exam
  • Set piece tests
  • Composition (2) Ongoing formative assessment & recording.
  • Set piece tests
  • Ensemble performance exams
  • Coursework portfolio ongoing formative and final summative assessment.
  • Set piece preparation and final exam.

 

BTEC Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

  • Unit 2 Managing a Music Product
  • Performance evening
  • Unit 1 The Music Industry exam preparation
  • Unit 2 Managing a Music Product
  • Unit 3 Introducing Live Sound
  • Unit 1 The Music Industry exam preparation
  • Unit 3 Introducing Live Sound
  • Unit 1 The Music Industry exam preparation

Year 11

  • Unit 3 Introducing Live Sound
  • Optional unit
  • Optional unit

 

BTEC Assessment Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

  • Performance evening
  • Unit 2 Managing a Music Product continual formative assessment
  • Unit 2 Managing A Music Product summative assessment
  • Unit 3 Introducing Live Sound continual formative assessment
  • Unit 3 Introducing Live Sound continual formative assessment
  • Unit 1 The Music Industry exam

Year 11

  • Unit 3 Introducing Live Sound continual summative assessment
  • Optional unit preparation
  • Optional Unit continual formative assessment
  • Optional Unit continual summative assessment

 

Exam boards:

Year 10: Eduqas

Year 11: Pearson/Edexcel


Link to specifications

GCSE - https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Music/2016/specification/Specification_GCSE_L1-L2_in_Music.pdf

BTEC - https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Firsts/Music/2013/Specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446936177_BTECFIRST_L12_AWD_MUSIC_Iss2.pdf


Where does it lead

GCSE Music & BTEC courses at level 2 can lead on to a number of level 3 courses, such as A-Level music, A Level Music technology & level 3 BTEC qualifications.

Updated: Dec 2021