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Willows High School

Music

Music - Gareth Ritter

Name:    Gareth Ritter
Email:     gareth.ritter@willows.cardiff.sch.uk
Twitter: @whsperformarts

Key Stage 3: Years 8-9

Key Stage 4: GCSE/BTEC/VCERT/Other

GCSE OVERVIEW

YEAR 10:

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Appraising

Musical Forms and Devices

Music in Wales

Music Evolution

Performing

Do it in the Dorian (class)

Pachelbel’s Canon (class)

Tourdion (group)

Sospan Fach (group)

Yma O Hyd (class)

Voile (class)

Oggi-Oggi-Oggi (group)

Controlled Assessment

Composing

12 Bar Blues

Theme & Variation

Chord Sequence

Sospan Fach arrangement

Minimalism

Impressionism

Free Choice

Deadline 1:

**1 completed composition submitted** (with compositional processes) for teacher marking

Year 11:

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Appraising

Music for Stage and Screen

Review of all areas of study

Exam technique

LISTENING EXAM

Performing

Controlled Assessment

PRACTICAL EXAM

 

Composing

Space/Gladiator or other story board

Deadline 2:

**Completed film composition submitted** (with compositional processes) for teacher marking

Review and improve both compositions

FINAL DEADLINE:

***2 Completed compositions***

(with compositional processes)

 

Awarding Body

WJEC

Extra-Curricular Activities

Music is a very inclusive environment and welcomes all pupils to take part in the wide variety of activities that we have on offer.  The Performing Arts department regularly hold school performances, theatre showcases, Christmas concerts in the locality and the highly successful annual musical theatre production. Rehearsals and workshops take place after school in the drama studio and theatre.

Theatre trips, West end visits and workshops from professionals in the Performing Arts Industry form a regular part of the activities in the drama department.

Strong links forged with the Sherman Theatre Cymru have enabled the pupils to experience a wide breadth of skills and activities to further enhance their development in drama.

Useful Web Links

http://www.wjec.co.uk/music

@whsperformarts