Overview of KS3 Music
In music at KS3, students are introduced to a wide range of music skills which focus on performing, listening, composing and evaluating.
In Year 7, students focus on developing an understanding of music notation alongside a practical development of keyboard skills. This is followed by exploring different styles of music from around the world which includes Africa, Brazil and Jamaica. Finally, students are introduced to music technology where they have the opportunity to use GarageBand to compose their own pieces of music for an advert.
In Year 8, students focus on developing instrumental and performance skills. This is where instruments such as guitar, ukulele, drums and bass guitar are taught, as well as developing singing skills. Students later look into the history of popular music since 1960, learning how to play well know iconic songs through the decades. Finally, students explore blues music where different aspects of the blues are combined as part of a music technology project using GarageBand.