The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 10 Music Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: AoS 1 Instrumental Music; AoS 2 Vocal Music

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    AoS1: Instrumental Music

    Introduction to terminology and listening questions.

    Composing a Ground Bass composition.

    Performing on an instrument.

    Listening

    Performing

    Composing

    2

    AoS1: Instrumental Music

    Further detail on the set works:

    Composing using a classical structure

    Performing vocally

    Listening

    Performing

    Composing

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    AoS2 Vocal Music

    Introducing the two set works.

    Performing in an ensemble.

    Composing a rondo.

    Listening

    Performing

    Composing

    2

    AoS2 Vocal Music

    Introducing the two set works.

    Performing in an ensemble.

    Composing a rondo.

    Listening

    Performing

    Composing

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    AoS3 Music for Stage & Screen

    Practice papers in all styles of questions from AoS 1 and 2.

    Performing a solo on an instrument.

    Composing a 12 Bar Blues.

    Listening

    Performing

    Composing

    2

    AoS4 Fusions

    Introducing the two set works.

    Performing a vocal solo.

    Composing a 12 Bar Blues

    Listening

    Performing

    Composing

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Set Work 1 AoS 1

    Listening

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Classical composition

    Composition

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    AoS 1, 2 and 3 past paper

    Listening. End of year exam

    Solo Performance Controlled Assessment

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details 

    Term 

    Text books

    Edexcel GCSE Music Study Guide 

    Edexcel GCSE Anthology of Music

    All

    Recommended reading

    As above

     

    All

    Recommended websites

    BBC Bitesize

    Edexcel (Student Resources)

    All

    Equipment

    Text book and anthology

    Own instrument

    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity

    Concert Band

    Orchestra

    String Ensemble

    School Choir

    Big Band

    Jazz Combos

    Junior Big Band
    Junior Soul Band