Music

Music                  Curriculum Vision

At All Saints we aim to teach ‘musically’, within a thriving and energetic department. Students develop their compositional, listening and performance skills through practical activities, incorporating music technology whenever possible.

All students are encouraged to pursue their own musical interests and perform as a soloist and within an ensemble in a nurturing environment.

We offer a range of performance opportunities throughout the year for all year groups and enrich classroom music with extra-curricular activities and visits.

T Nicholas

T Nicholas

Curriculum Leader - Music

KS3 Music Curriculum

In KS3 Music, our students study the following topics:

Year 7

  1. Use your voice
  2. Elements of music
  3. World rhythms
  4. Keyboard skills
  5. Gamelan
  6. Instruments of the orchestra
Year 8
  1. Band skills and musical structure
  2. Blues and reggae
  3. Film music and music technology 
Instrumental tuition is available in violin, guitar, woodwind, brass, piano, drums and singing and is provided by teachers from Sheffield Music Hub.
KS4 GCSE Music Curriculum

Exam board: AQA

In KS4 GCSE Music, our students study the following topics:

Component 1: Understanding Music (40% of GCSE)

  1. Western classical tradition 1650–1910
  2. Popular music
  3. Traditional music
  4. Western classical tradition since 1910

Component 2: Performing Music (30% of GCSE)

  1. Solo performance
  2. Ensemble performance

Component 3: Composing Music (30% of GCSE)

  1. Composing to a brief
  2. Composing a free composition 

Useful websites

AQA GCSE Music Specification

KS5 A Level Music Curriculum

Exam board: AQA

In KS5 A Level Music, our students study the following topics:

Component 1: Appraising Music (40% of A Level)

  1. Western classical tradition 1650–1910
  2. Pop music
  3. Music for theatre

Component 2: Performance (35% of A Level)

  1. Solo performance
  2. Ensemble performance

Component 3: Composition (25% of A Level)

  1. Composition 1 – externally set brief
  2. Composition 2 – free composition

Useful websites

AQA A Level Music Specification

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