Department Staff:
 
Subject Leader: 
Mr Cai Hywel
 
 
YEAR 7
 
 Term 1: The Musical Elements
 Term 2: Rock n Roll
 Term 3: Reggae
 
KEY ASSESSMENTS
 
 Term 1: Composing 
 Term 2: Group Performance group of rock and roll
 Term 3: Performing and composing a reggae song.

YEAR 8
 
 Term 1:  4 chord Pop music
 Term 2: Folk Music
 Term 3: The Classical Tradition
 
KEY ASSESSMENTS
 
 Term 1: Compose and perform a song in 4 chords.
 Term 2: Performing 'Migldi Migldi' Q & Composition, Evaluation comparing two pieces
 Term 3: Individual/pair performance 

YEAR 9
 
 Term 1: The Blues Music
 Term 2: Popular Songs
 Term 3: Film Music

KEY ASSESSMENTS
 
 Term 1: Assessments 'Short Composition improvisation', 'Evaluating end unit', 'Performance of the blues'
 Term 2: Assessments 'Compose a popular song', 'Evaluation of the popular songs'
 Term 3: Individual/Pair Assessments -Performing ',' Film Evaluation
SKILLS
 

Subject Skills: Performing, Composing, Evaluating Key Skills: Collaboration, Communication, Problem Solving, improve my performance and my learning myself, Numeracy, ICT Thinking Skills: Analysis, Creating, Compare, Opinion, develop ideas, Perseverance, confidence Development performed, Discussion, Order

AIMING HIGHER

Complete the research tasks in the work book.
Practise an instrument.
Take advantage of opportunities to perform/ take part in musical activities.


HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR CHILD IN MUSIC

Encourage your child to participate in extracurricular activities at school 
Encourage your child to practice for their individual performance assessment / pair 
Make sure that your child is practicing their instrument for instrumental lessons (if doing lessons) 
Listen to a variety of music on the radio / ipod / community 
Ask your child to talk about what they have learned in the lesson 
Take advantage of any musical visits if possible.

USEFUL WEBSITES

www.hwb.wales.gov 
www.bbc.co.uk 
www.youtube.co.uk