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Newlands
Girls’ School

KS3

Pupils have two lessons a fortnight in Music at KS3 studying four topics per year.  Topics are a mix of performing, composing and listening tasks with a formal recorded assessment at the end of each unit.  Pupils work through internally written booklets which they may take home to practice and use as they wish.

Topics covered in each year are as follows:

Year 7

Unit 1  - S.I.R (Singing/Instrumentation/Rhythm)

Unit 2 – Lullabies

Unit 3 – Pop Music Ostinato

Unit 4 – African Music

Year 8

Unit 5 – Programmatic Music

Unit 6 – Musical Textures

Unit 7 – Musicals

Unit 8 – World Music (Indian, Calypso, Reggae)

Year 9

Unit 9 – Music in Advertising

Unit 10 – The Blues

Unit 11 – Musical Futures – Pop Song Covers

Unit 12 – Film Music