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Music - Remote Learning During COVID-19 School Closure

Teachers will be setting work for each teaching group on Show My Homework, intended to provide a reasonable curriculum. All work will be set for online submission, with students saving work and using the Submit Work feature on SMHW.

Intent

All music students are given the opportunity to experience creativity both inside and outside the classroom, whilst being enabled to develop a cultural understanding of the world around them.
We do this through teaching which challenges our students to understand different styles and genres and we require them to explore and demonstrate this understanding creatively. They achieve this through collaborative performance and composition and through evaluation of their work.
We ensure that learning goes beyond what is taught in lessons, for whilst we want students to achieve the best examination results, we believe our curriculum goes beyond what is examinable. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities beyond the classroom including instrumental lessons and a diverse array of ensembles which offer opportunities to all, allowing students to collaborate with others to improve their performance skills and passion for the subject. We expose our students to live music and all students involved in music at Barnwell have regular performance opportunities.

Learning Journey

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Curriculum Map 

KS3 

Subject: 

Y7 Content 

Y7 Key Assessment 

Y8 Content 

Y8 Key Assessment 

Y9 Content 

Y9 Key Assessment 

Autumn 1 

Elements of Music/ Music For Film and TV

Performance assessment focused on the fundamentals of music and how visual and sound link.

Freestyle Music 

 

Performance and composition assessment focused on the history of modern rap and hip-hop music 

What Makes A Good Song 

Composition assessment based on the conventions of Pop Music 

Autumn 2 

Post Modernism 

Performance assessment focused on Conventions, Style & Genre 

Spring 1 

World Music 

Performance/ Composition assessment focused on different musical cultures combined 

Impressionism  and Minimalism 

Composition and performance assessment focused on Conventions, Style & Genre and how Music and Art interrelate historically

African Drumming 

Performance and peer assessment focused on Analysis and Evaluation of cultural techniques 

Spring 2 

DJ Techniques

Practical exam based on composition and performance using DJ techniques 

Summer 1 

Vocal Mashups / Ukulele Performance

Written and performance assessment focused on Analysis and vocal and ukulele techniques and collaboration

7 Nation Army 

Performance assessment focused on interpreting notation forms 

Listening Skills

Written assessment focused on Exam technique 

Summer 2 

Independent Study 

Students use research and composition skills to follow parameters, researching a topic of interest for them.  

 

KS4 

Course: 

Y10 Content 

Y10 Key Assessment 

Y11 Content 

Y11 Key Assessment 

Autumn 1 

  • Introduction to GCSE
  • Instrumental Music 1700–1820 set works
  • Performing

Summative Unit Test: Practice exam questions 

Composition and Performance Controlled Assessment Occur throughout. 

  • Revision of Year One areas of study
  • World Music Fusions set works
  • Performing

Summative Unit Test: Practice exam questions 

Composition and Performance Controlled Assessment Occur throughout. 

Autumn 2 

  • Instrumental Music 1700–1820 wider listening
  • Vocal Music set works
  • Performing

Summative Unit Test: Practice exam questions 

Composition and Performance Controlled Assessment Occur throughout. 

  • World Music Fusions wider listening
  • Composing to a brief
  • Performing

Summative Unit Test: Formal Mock Exam 

Composition and Performance Controlled Assessment Occur throughout. 

Spring 1 

  • Vocal Music set works
  • Vocal Music wider listening
  • Performing

Summative Unit Test: Practice exam questions 

Composition and Performance Controlled Assessment Occur throughout. 

  • Composing to a brief
  • Performing (Ensemble and Solo Recording)

Summative Unit Test: Practice exam questions 

Ensemble and Solo Performance Assessment

 

Spring 2 

  • Music for Stage and Screen set works
  • Free composition
  • Performing

Summative Unit Test: Practice exam questions 

Composition and Performance Controlled Assessment Occur throughout. 

  • Revision of all set works
  • Complete composition to a brief

Summative Unit Test: Practice exam questions 

Composition Work Completed. 

Summer 1 

  • Music for Stage and Screen set works
  • Music for Stage and Screen wider listening
  • Free composition
  • Performing

Summative Unit Test: Practice exam questions 

Composition and Performance Controlled Assessment Occur throughout. 

  • Practicing listening skills
  • Practise wider listening

Summative Unit Test: Practice exam questions 

 

Summer 2 

  • Music for Stage and Screen wider listening
  • Free composition
  • Performing

Summative Unit Test: Formal Mock Exam 

Composition Recording

Final appraisal exam takes place 

 

 Further information here, and from E.Brown@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

Year 12 

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology (Production) 

Unit No & Title  

Assignment No & Title 

Learning Objective 

Assessment Criteria 

Assessment Date 

Unit 1: Live Sound 

Assignment 1: Planning The Gig 

A: Examine live sound technology, equipment and roles 

1/A.D1 
1/A.M1 
1/A.M2 
1/A.P1 
1/A.P2 

Spring Term 1 

Unit 1: Live Sound 

Assignment 2: Rockin' The Gig 

B: Carry out the set-up and sound check of a live sound  system to meet the needs of performers and audience 
C: Develop live recording and mixing techniques. 

1/B.D2 
1/B.M3 
1/B.M4 
1/B.P3 
1/B.P4  1/C.D3 
1/C.M5 
1/C.P5 

Spring Term 2 

Unit 2: Studio Recording Techniques 

Assignment 1: Exploring Studio Recording Techniques  

A: Explore the equipment and processes used for a multitrack studio recording  

2/A.D1  
2/A.M1  
2/A.M2  
2/A.P1  
2/A.P2  

Spring Term 1 

Unit 2: Studio Recording Techniques 

Assignment 2: Studio Recording Session Planning and Implementation 

B: Carry out music recording session planning to prepare for a multitrack recording  
C: Carry out music recording using techniques and processes for a multitrack recording  
D: Review the processes used in the recording of the multitrack recordings. 

2/BC.D2 
2/B.M3 
2/C.M4 
2/B.P3 
2/C.P4 

Spring Term 1 

Unit 12 - Music Technology in Performance 

Assignment 1: Arts Festival Planning 

A Understand how music technology can be used in live performance 

12/A.P1 
12/A.P2 
12/A.M1 
12/A.D1 

Summer Term 1 

Unit 12 - Music Technology in Performance 

Assignment 2: Arts festival performance 

B: Develop Material for performance using music technology 
C: Perform live using music technology 

12/B.D2 
12/B.M2 
12/B.P3 
12/B.P4 

Summer Term 1 

Unit 15: Music Investigation 

Assignment 1: University Application 1 

Assignment 2: University Application 2 

A: Explore techniques and opportunities for planning investigations 
B: Carry out investigations using appropriate sources 

15/A.D1 
15/A.M1 
15/A.M2 
15/A.P1 
15/A.P2 

Summer Term 1 

Unit 15: Music Investigation 

Assignment 2: University Application 2 

C: Present findings of research 

15/C.D3 
15/C.M4 
15/C.P6 
15/C.P7 

Summer Term 1 

 

Year 13 

Pearson BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology 

Unit No & Title  

Assignment No & Title 

Learning Objective 

Assessment Criteria 

Assessment Date 

Unit 3: Music and Sound For Media 

Assignment 1: Creative Media Soundtrack Article 

A: Understand the use of music and sound in media products 

3/A.D1  
3/A.M1   
3/A.P1  
3/A.P2 

Spring Term 1 

Unit 3: Music and Sound For Media 

Assignment 2: Portfolio 

B: Develop sound for use in media products 
C: Develop music for media products 

3/B.D2 
3/C.D3 
3/B.M2 
3/C.M3 
3/B.P3 
3/B.P4 
3/C.P5 
3/C.P6 

Spring Term 1 

Unit 8: Creative Synthesis and Sampling 

Assignment 1: Job Interview 

A: Understand the functions of synthesisers and samplers 

8/A.D1 
8/A.M1 
8/A.P1 

Summer Term 1 

Unit 8: Creative Synthesis and Sampling 

Assignment 2: Job Promotion 

B: Explore the use of synthesisers and samplers to create, capture and manipulate sounds 
C: Carry out the production of music using synthesisers and samplers 

8/B.D2 
8/B.M2 
8/B.P2 8/C.D3 
8/C.M3 
8/C.P3 

Summer Term 1 

Unit 10 - Remixing and Reworking 

Assignment 1: Subject Choice and Proposal  

A: Understand a variety of remixing techniques 

10/A.P1 
10/A.M1 
10/A.D1 

Summer Term 2 

Unit 10 - Remixing and Reworking 

Assignment 2: Mixing and Remixing MIDI 

B: Explore, by developing and reviewing, remixing styles and 
production techniques 
C: Carry out a remix using audio and MIDI sequencing techniques 

10/B.P2 
10/B.M2 
10/B.D2 10/C.P3 
10/C.M3 
10/C.D3 

Summer Term 2 

Unit 18: Working and Developing as a Production Team 

Assignment 1: From start to finish – Planning and creating an album 

A: Understand the different roles and responsibilities involved in the music production process 

18/A.D1 
18/A.M1 
18/A.M2 
18/A.P1 
18/A.P2 

Spring Term 2 

Unit 18: Working and Developing as a Production Team 

Assignment 2: ‘From start to finish – Creating and reviewing the production of an album.’ 

B: Undertake a music production project 
C: Review the music production project 

18/B.D2 
18/B.M3 
18/B.P3 
18/C.D3 
18/C.M4 
18/C.P4 
18/C.P5 

Spring Term 2 

 Further information from E.Brown@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

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