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Head of Department: Mr Craig Holder

Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9)

Year 7

Autumn Term: What do we mean by the language of music and how can I express myself using my voice?

Spring Term: How do others express themselves using the language of music? 

Summer Term: What are the ingredients of a Number 1 Pop Song?​


Year 8

Autumn Term: How is rhythm used around the world?

Spring Term: How does music help people celebrate?

Summer Term: Why do modern artists borrow ideas from others?


Year 9

Autumn Term: How is music used in films and what makes a fantastic film score?

Spring Term: How can I use Logic Pro to create a game score that adds impact?

Summer Term:  How does ‘My London’ sound?  How do I compose a No.1 pop song that represents ‘My London’ sound?

Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)


Coursework (60%)

Integrated Portfolio: 1x Performance & 1x Composition

Practical Component: 1x Ensemble Performance & 1x Composition

Listening Exam (40%)

Areas of Study:

  • My Music
  • The Concerto Through Time
  • Rhythms of the World
  • Film Music
  • Conventions of Pop

Independent Learning Resources & Extra-Curricular

Key Stage 3

  • SJCR Music Google Classroom.

Key Stage 4

  • Rhinegold Education: OCR GCSE MUSIC STUDY GUIDE
  • Rhinegold Education: OCR GCSE MUSIC REVISION GUIDE
  • SJCR Music Google Classroom.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Students are able to gain experience and tuition for:

  • Cello
  • Choir
  • Drums
  • French Horn
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Singing
  • Steel Band
  • String Orchestra
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Violin

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