Music – Year 10

Autumn Half-Term 1

Course introduction

Area of Study 3 – Miles Davis set work leading to Blues/Jazz composition.

Solo performance 1 preparation and recording.

Autumn Half-Term 2

Area of Study 1

Baroque music and techniques studied via Handel set work.

Ensemble performance 1 preparation and recording.

Spring Half-Term 1

Area of study 2

Study of atonal and Expressionist music and the Schoenberg set work. Serialism studied as an extension.

Atonal or serial composition set.

Ensemble practice and preparation.

Spring Half-Term 2

Area of Study 2

Study of Minimalism and Minimalist techniques. Reich set work.

Minimalist composition piece.

Ensemble performance.

Summer Half-Term 1

Area of Study 1

Study of classical music and forms. Mozart set work.

Second solo preparation and performance.

Summer Half-Term 2

Area of Study 2/3

Song writing techniques studied via Bernstein and Moby set works.

Song writing composition task.

Preparation for Year 10 written examination.