Michaela Community School | Music at Michaela
Michaela Community School, Wembley
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Music at Michaela

Year 7 Music  

UNIT 1:  NOTATION

  • Understanding pitch
  • The stave
  • Bass clef and treble clef note reading

 UNIT 2:  STORY OF MUSIC

  • Ancient and Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Classical
  • Romantic
  • 20th Century
    • Russian
    • Serialism
    • Jazz
    • Popular

Including: Listening and analysis of 24 core composers

 UNIT 3: RHYTHM

  • Pulse
  • Time signatures
  • Note lengths
  • Rests

 To ABRSM grade 1 standard

 UNIT 4: HARMONY

  • Scales
  • Key signatures
  • Accidentals
  • Intervals
  • Harmonic analysis

 To ABRSM grade 1 standard

Year 8 Music 

UNIT 5: SET WORKS – world music

  • Africa
  • The Americas
  • India

UNIT 6: RHYTHM

  • Time signatures
  • Triplets
  • Grouping/beaming
  • Composition

 To ABRSM grade 3 standard

UNIT 7: HARMONY

  • Key signatures
  • Scales
  • Phrasing
  • Octave transposition

 To ABRSM grade 3 standard

 Year 9 Music 

UNIT 8: SET WORKS – the orchestra

UNIT 9: RHYTHM

To ABRSM grade 4 standard

 UNIT 10: HARMONY

To ABRSM grade 4 standard

 UNIT 11: ANALYSIS

 Year 10 Music 

UNIT 12: SET WORKS – Area of study 1

  • Instrumental music 1700-1820
  • Appraisal and listening

UNIT 13: SET WORKS – Area of study 2

  • Vocal music
  • Appraisal and listening

 UNIT 14: COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE

 UNIT 15: RHYTHM

To ABRSM grade 5 standard

KS4 Music

UNIT 16: SET WORKS – Area of study 3

  • Music for stage and screen
  • Appraisal and listening

UNIT 17: SET WORKS – Area of study 4

  • Fusions
  • Appraisal and listening

 UNIT 18: HARMONY

To ABRSM grade 5 standard

 UNIT 19: COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE

If you would like to find out more about the Music curriculum, please email info@mcsbrent.co.uk