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22/11/17

Thanks for the feedback - next week we are introducing lunch time study sessions staffed by a range of subjects and we have a Monday after school drop in session for Maths!

21/11/17

but we always welcome advice on how we can do more! Contact Mr. Eyre via the academy reception for a detailed discussion’

21/11/17

Thank you for raising your concerns - all students have had Revision lists, advice on guides and how to use them in lessons , over 40 intervention classes are running a week

20/11/17

You need to collect an application pack from Mr Stander or Mr Eyre ASAP. The Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 4pm

20/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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16/11/17

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14/11/17

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14/11/17

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09/11/17

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09/11/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Music

“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”

Plato

 

 

At the heart of the Music Department here at Chobham Academy is the belief that ‘Music is for Everyone’.

Our Music courses have been uniquely designed to offer every student the opportunity to find and develop their individual musical talents to the full. The students will work on a wide range of exciting activities that will ensure they develop into well-rounded young musicians equipped for music making in the 21st Century.

 

Staff

Mr Michael Birt - Teacher of Music

Mr Rudi Falla – Music Technician

Key Stage 3

In KS3 students will study the traditional music components of Performance, Listening, and Composition through a practical performance based approach that covers a broad range of styles. 

Students receive 2 classroom Music lessons per week in Year 7 and 8. Students will also receive one fully funded private instrumental lesson per week on a band or orchestral instrument of their choice.

1 Performance and Listening lesson.

1 Music Tech/Composition lesson in the Mac Suite.

1 Private Instrumental Lesson.

 

YEAR 7

The unit focuses for this year are detailed below. Further details can be obtained from your child's Music teacher.

 

Term

Unit Title

Overview

Autumn 1

Rhythm and Keyboard

Introduction to Garageband

Introduction to rhythm – rhythm games, cards, Frosseth rhythm work, Dalcroze and body percussion. Introduction to keyboard – layout, hand position and reading simple stepwise melodies. Introduction to Garageband software.

Autumn 2

Instruments of The Orchestra

 

Garageband Ringtones

Exploring the main instruments from each orchestral family. Identifying and describing different instrumental timbres. Developing Garageband skills by using knowledge of loops from AT1 to create a layered Ringtone.

Spring 1

Programme Music

 

Composing Programme Music

Applying knowledge of orchestral instruments to explore the genre of Programme Music. Continued development of classroom instrumental skills.

Spring 2

Instrumental Skill Building

Garageband – Creating Riffs.

Developing classroom instrumental skills – introduction of Drum Kit.

 

Intro to basic recording on Garageband – creating riffs using the midi keyboard.

Summer 1

World Music

 

Indian Raga Composition

Exploring music from around the world.

 

Garageband Raga Composition.

Summer 2

Band Skills

 

Final Composition

Combining classroom instrumental skills to perform as an ensemble.

 

Composition project allowing students to combine and demonstrate the skills developed over the course of Year 7.

 

 

YEAR 8

The unit focuses for this year are detailed below. Further details can be obtained from your child's Music teacher.

 

Term

Unit Title

Overview

Autumn 1

Electronic Dance Music

Composing EDM

Exploring elements of EDM Music. Class performance of ‘Wake Me Up’.

Garageband EDM composition task.

Autumn 2

Reggae Music

 

Arranging and Recording in Garageband

 

Exploring elements of Reggae Music. Class performance of ‘Three Little Birds’.

Garageband Reggae recording task – using Garageband to create a Reggae version of a popular song.

Spring 1

Protest Music

 

Garageband – importing, editing and remixing.

Ensemble performance and group analysis of protest songs.

 

Students will sample a famous protest speech to create their own track.

Spring 2

Popular Music

 

Introduction to Logic

Exploring elements of Popular Music. Class performance of a popular song.

Students will develop their Music Tech skills by moving onto Logic software.

Summer 1

Music in the Media

 

 

Advert Jingle Composition

Exploring how music is used in TV and advertising.

Students will develop Logic skills to by composing an advert jingle.

Summer 2

Band Skills

 

 

Final Composition

Students will work in small band groups to create their own cover of a song.

 

Composition project allowing students to combine and demonstrate the skills developed over the course of Year 8.

 

 

ILT Tasks: ILT tasks are linked to the area of study. Students are regularly asked to research music, instruments and composers that accompany the topic they are studying. A strong emphasis is placed on developing listening and literacy skills, developing knowledge and application of musical vocabulary. Students are also required to regularly practise their solo instrument as part of their independent learning responsibility.

Key Stage 4

Students begin their GCSE courses in Year 9. We follow the EDEXCEL specification for GCSE Music. The course develops and challenges our musicians across each of the key musical components and allows for the study of a broad range of genres and styles.

In Year 9, 10 and 11 students will receive four Music lessons per week:

  • Solo Performing
  • Ensemble Performing
  • Composition
  • Listening

Peripatetic instruction does not end at KS3. All students who select Music at KS4 are given the opportunity to continue with their private weekly instrumental lesson. Students will also be given the opportunity to enrol in ABRSM and Rockschool exams.

Key Stage 5

YEAR 12

We follow the EDEXCEL specification for A Level Music. The course develops and challenges our musicians across each of the key musical components and allows for the study of a broad range of genres and styles.

Term

Unit Title

Overview

Autumn 1

Secular Songs

Secular song forms and genres.  Development of a chronological understanding of Western Art Music.  Basic understanding of tonality and harmony.

Autumn 2

Tonality and Harmony

 

Understanding of music from different eras through a focus on scales, keys and harmony.  Understanding of a range of compositional techniques.

Spring 1

Motifs

Texture and motivic development in music.  Understanding of leitmotif, ground bass, ostinato and riff. 

Spring 2

Development of Solo Instrumental Playing

The development of the Concerto and Sonata. Exploration of the development of instrument technology and the rise of virtuosity.  Knowledge of a range of orchestral instruments and timbres.

Summer 1

AS Music Exam Preparation

Development and practice of examination technique and revision of topics / set works

Summer 2

A2: Advanced Performance Skills

Students develop their skills as a solo performer to an advanced level in preparation for the A2 recital; understanding of performance techniques and conventions.

ILT Tasks: ILT tasks are linked to the area of study. Students are regularly asked to research music, instruments and composers that accompany the topic they are studying. A strong emphasis is placed on developing listening and literacy skills, developing knowledge and application of musical vocabulary. Students are also required to regularly practise their solo instrument as part of their independent learning responsibility. In Year 12 ILT tasks are used to regularly support and monitor revision preparation for the AS Listening exam. 

Useful Resources

Key Stage 3

Useful Links:

http://www.dsokids.com/                   

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri1-YHJgE9g

http://www.incredibox.com/                

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uvv4PU0lSs

http://www.buttonbass.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtrq4FVkLUg          

Key Stage 4

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/

 http://www.musictheory.net/lessons

 http://gb.abrsm.org/en/home

http://www.rockschool.co.uk/

Key Stage 5    

 http://www.musictheory.net/lessons

 http://gb.abrsm.org/en/home

 

SoundCloud

Visit our SoundCloud to hear original compositions, group performances, solo performances and arrangements created by our students: https://soundcloud.com/chobhamperformingarts

Extra Curricular

We have a differentiated and varied extra-curricular programme that is inclusive to every student, supporting the department’s unwavering belief that ‘Music is for Everyone’.

  • Sambalistic Samba Band
  • Orchestra
  • Street Voices Choir
  • School of Rock
  • Remix Music Tech Club
  • School Musical Rehearsals

The department encourages the use of our excellent facilities both at lunch and after-school. Students are encouraged to attend rehearsal sessions to develop their skills. Complimenting both our extra-curricular provision and curriculum are regular trips, workshops and performance opportunities. We have worked extensively with Newham Music Hub to provide excellent opportunities for musicians of all ability levels at all Key Stages. Examples of workshops, external performances and trips include:

  • Conductive Music Project
  • London Youth Choir Workshop
  • Oompah Brass Band trip and workshop day
  • St Martin in the Fields Orchestral Workshop
  • Trip to University of Cambridge Music Department
  • BBC Young Composers Workshop
  • UProgress Composition Project
  • Samba Performance at The Mayor’s Newham Carnival
  • Choral performances