Music contributes to the development of pupils and to the school curriculum by providing a powerful and distinctive form of communication and expression. Music can change the way children feel, think and act. It affects emotion and moods providing opportunity for personal
expression, reflection and emotional wellbeing. It develops thinking, increasing perception, imagination, creativity and physical co-ordination: skills which can be transferred to other areas of experience and learning. Music enables children to define themselves in relation to others, their friends, social groups and to the culture in which they live. Music is an integral part of culture, past and present.
Music stimulates the acquisition of the skills, attitudes and attributes needed for life such as listening skills, concentration, aural, memory, presentation and teamwork. It also develops creativity, risk-taking, intuition, sensitivity, perseverance and a sense of achievement and most of all, enjoyment.
At KLA, we encourage participation from all students, regardless of ability and pride ourselves on a fully inclusive policy. There are opportunities for students to get involved in different musical events and performances, such as instrumental lessons with the KLA band, clubs, achievement evenings and assemblies.
Key Stage 3
During Key Stage 3 a diverse range of topics are covered to as a vehicle to enable the
students to learn about the fundamental aspects of music through performing, composing and
listening & appraising.
Key Stage 4
If you enjoy…
composing and performing music
learning an instrument or singing
creating music on computers
learning about all types of music, including classical, popular and world
…then a GCSE in Music is the ideal subject for you.
The Music Department supports an exciting link with a local band that visit the school to teach musical instruments to those who wish to take up this opportunity. We are able to offer tuition in Drums, Guitar, Voice and Keyboard. If you are interested in starting lessons, please see either reception or your music teacher.
Curriculum Overview 2016
|Department Overview 2016/2017 – MUSIC|
|Week||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||After School||Assessment||Data/ Parent Eve||Trips/ Visits/ Exhibitions|
|Course Intro||Course Intro|
|Course Intro||Course Intro|
|3||Elements of Music/Rhythm||Music and Story||Basic Skills Development||Basic Skills Development||Singers|
|8||October Half Term|
|9||Elements of Music/ Chords, Scales and Melody||Instrumental Skills – Musical Futures||Effective Rehearsal SKills||Effective Rehearsal SKills||Singers|
|18||Instrumental Skills – keyboard and ukulele||Blues/ Rock n Roll||Musical Style Development||Musical Style Development||Singers|
|22||Singers||Unit 1 RSL|
|23||February Half Term|
|24||Ensemble Performance Skills||Popular Music Genres||Live Performance||Live Performance||Singers|
|28||Singers||RSL Performances – dress rehearsal|
|29||Singers||Unit 2 RSL|
|32||Medieval Music (modes and drones composition)||Ensemble Performance Skills – Musical Futures 2||Performance and Evaluation||Performance and Evaluation||Singers|
|38||May Half Term|
|39||Music and Film||Song Writing||Intro to GCSE||Singers|