Please see below some information about the course covered during Year 7 & 8. You will also find a minimum expected standards booklet in a hyperlink below. Inside this booklet you will find a summary of all the knowledge and skills that the academy expects your child to master in this subject by the end of the year. These are the minimum standards that we set for all students. If your child achieves this, they should be on track to achieve at least a grade 5/6 in your GCSE in year 11. During each half-term your child will have regular ‘learning checks to assess how well they are progressing against the expected standards. If they do not reach the expected standard in any of these checks, they should be seeking help from their teacher regarding the best possible steps. Teachers will also be sharing with students examples of how to go beyond the expected standards and providing additional challenge.

Minimum Expected Standards Music Year 7 

Minimum Expected Standards Music Year 8

Summary of Years 7 & 8

In years 7 and 8, students develop the integrated skills of performing, improvising, composing and listening, through study of the units of work listed below. The main focus is upon developing understanding through practical work in a range of styles and genres, and students who play instruments in their free time are encouraged to bring these into classroom music lessons.

Year 7 Units of Study

  1. Rhythm
  2. Pitch
  3. Instruments and Voices
  4. Programme Music
  5. Steel Calypso
  6. Advert Music

Year 8 Units of Study

  1. Blues
  2. Pop Music
  3. Folk Music
  4. Film Music
  5. African Music
  6. Reggae