Welcome to the Music Department

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.  Pupils in Year 7 receive two 50 minute lessons each week and in Year 8 and 9 they have one lesson per week.

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

 

Staff:

  • Mr D. Costello (Head of Music)
  • Ms N. Phillips

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Map

 

Year 7

Y7 Baseline test

Term 1

Dance Music (Mac suite)

Keyboard Skills/Basic theory

Chinese Garden (Mac suite)

Term 2

Medieval Music/Keyboard Skills

Singing Assessment

Term 3

Rhythm Project

 

Year 8

Baseline

Term 1

Red Riding Hood (Programme music) (Mac suite)

My Heart Will Go On (Keyboard skills)

Samba (Class performance room)

Term 2

Mixing project (Mac suite)

Ukulele (Class performance room)

Term 3

Singing Assessment

 

Year 9

Baseline

Term 1

Blues Music

KIWI (Mac Suite)

Ragtime Music

Term 2

Protest Song

Performance Assessment

Term 3

Musical Futures Project

 

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

 

The exam board for both GCSE & BTEC is 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.