Music at Stretford High School is centred on the core principal that Music is for everyone.
In key stage 3 every student will have the opportunity to master a specific instrument that we have in school, this includes:
Each student will access the topics across Music through on their chosen instrument with regular opportunities to perform and compose music in a modern curriculum.
Projects are usually longer at Stretford High School as our aim is to produce high quality Music that can be shared at regular concerts and community events.
In Key Stage 3 students will cover the following-
|Year 7 Curriculum Overview||Scheme||Content|
|Term 1||Introduction to Pop Music||Learning to play pop music instruments as a band|
|Term 2||Own choice Song||Students will pick a song of their choice to learn|
|Term 3||Pop Composition||Students will learn the key concepts of writing popular music|
|Year 8 Curriculum Overview||Scheme||Content|
|Term 1||The Blues||Student will learn the history of blues music and play a 12 bar blues|
|Term 2||Film Music||Students will compose music for a film|
|Term 3||Preparing for a concert||Students will prepare for a concert to showcase their previous work|
|Year 9 Curriculum Overview||Scheme||Content|
|Term 1||World Music||Student will learn about music from other cultures|
|Term 2||Own Choice||Students will learn a second song of their choice|
|Term 3||Managing a product||Students will prepare a CD of all their work|
Students in year 7 will all receive a free instrumental lesson from one of our peripatetic teachers with the option to carry on into year 8 & 9.
Intent– why are we doing this?
The Music department takes this approach to ensure all students have the opportunity and access to high quality music making in an authentic way, by making relevant music with friends.
By taking this approach more students are able to enjoy music and to realise the possibilities of taking this forward into Key Stage 4 and beyond.
Implementation– how are we doing this?
During their time in KS3 students will master their chosen instrument in a band with their friends, a key principal in music making. By working with friends in an informal and independent way students are able to assess themselves and provide themselves and others with personalised targets.
Students will learn key skills from the start of year 7 and build on this throughout each topic, through a developing vocabulary of chords, styles and improvisation.
Impact– what will you get from this?
Students will develop……
….the skills to: