KS3

At KS3 pupils are introduced to the keyboard, guitar, ukulele, drum kit and voice and are taught how to play them and read the various notations. Pupils are encouraged to perform, compose and listen with increasing accuracy, fluency and creativity. Pupils experience a wide variety of musical cultures and genres and are given lots of opportunities to perform in class.

Below is information about our KS3 curriculum. Each drop down box contains the topics we cover. For more detail on the knowledge we teach, please click on each medium term plan. Our curriculum map shows the learning journey that our students embark upon.

In Year 7, students study the following topics:

  • Introduction to music
  • Rhythm
  • Ukulele and singing
  • Piano
  • In The Hall of the Mountain King
  • Cartoon themes

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In Year 8, students study the following topics:

  • Guitar
  • Band Lab
  • Blues music
  • West African Drumming
  • Reggae
  • Band Skills

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In Year 9, students study the following topics:

  • Protest Songs
  • Band Skills
  • Horror Music
  • Film Music
  • Live Lounge
  • Instrumental Study

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