KS3

Music

Names of staff, role & contact details

Mr R Shillitoe
Head of Creative Arts/Subject Leader for Music
rsh@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs J James
Teacher of Music
jja@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Image module

Year 7

Term 1
Music for Storyboards  (Music Tech)
The Voice

Term 2
Jazz
Impressionism

Term 3
Samba
Gamelan

Year 8

Term 1
Folk Music
Reggae

Term 2
The Blues
Minimalism

Term 3
African Djembe Music
Indian Classical Music

Year 9

Term 1
Music for Film (Music Tech)
Radio 1 Live Lounge
(Cover Songs)

Term 2
Ukulele Project
Arrangements (Classical Music)

Term 3
Songwriting
Free Choice

How and when is my child assessed?

Students are assessed each half term/project.  In lessons assessment will take place on a week-to-week basis, as your child’s teacher assesses technical skill as well as musical understanding.  At the end of a half term/project, your child will take place in an end of project showcase, in which they will perform and submit a written appraisal of the work that they have produced.  This performance (which will be recorded), alongside the written appraisal (giving an insight into musical thinking) will be used to assess your child’s musical ability and the progress he/she is making.  Furthermore, students will receive teacher feedback as to their strengths as a musician, and suggested development priorities for future projects.

How to support your child in Music:

Key Stage 3 Music

Baines Music YouTube Revision Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCART1kRc9fSDx4os7dIsO2w?

BBC Bitesize Music – https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zmsvr82