The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 9 Music Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: Contemporary Song Writing, Time signatures; Structures; Music Technology

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1 & 2

    Contemporary Song arrangements

    Ensemble performing tasks including guitar and bass project work using 4 chord trick songs.

    Listening – rhythm and metre.

    Ensemble performance.

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Film Music

    Study of Michael Nyman and minimalist composers to create music for film.

    Composition, analysis and listening skills in GCSE style tasks.

    2

    Ground Bass

    Study of Time Lapse by Michael Nyman.

    Developing Keyboard and software skills.

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Classical arrangement

    Using Pachelbel’s Canon as a stimulus to develop arranging skills.

    Composition, analysis and listening skills in GCSE style tasks.

    2

    Music in Adverts

    Study of music in TV advertising, and compositional techniques used

    Composition, analysis and listening skills in GCSE style tasks.

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Contemporary Song performance

    Performance (Vocal/ Instrumental)

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Ground Bass

    Listening test

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Film Music

    End of year exam

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term 

    Text books

    Music Matters 11 – 14 Bk 3 Chris Hiscock and Marian Metcalfe

    All

    Recommended reading

    The AB guide to Music Theory Part 1. Eric Taylor

    All

    Equipment

    Own/ school instrument

    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity

    School Choir

    Wind Band

    Concert Band

    Percussion ensemble

    Brass Ensemble

    Junior Soul Band