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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 13 Music
Term 1Revision of Year One Topics and Popular Music and Jazz  
Students will listen widely to popular and jazz music from the second half of the 20th and 21st centuries. They will revise, refine, complete and record their free composition. Preparatory work towards brief assessing technique will be continued. Preparation for the performance element is ongoing.
Assessment: Exam questions based on set work Dictation practice Composition inspired by set work.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Fusions Debussy 'Estampes: Nos. 1 and 2' Anoushka Shankar 'Breathing Under Water' selected tracks Familia Valera 'Cana Quema' selected songs  
Students will explore the set pieces using knowledge and understanding of musical elements, contexts and language to make critical judgements about the music. They will compare and evaluate and commit to wider listening which builds on the GCSE study of 'fusions' among music of different styles. Preparatory work towards brief assessing technique will be continued. Preparation for the performance component is ongoing.
Assessment: Exam questions based on set work Dictation practice Composition inspired by set work.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3New Directions: Cage 'Three Dances for Two Prepared Pianos: No 1' Stravinsky 'The Rite of Spring' excepts Saariaho 'Petals'  
Students will explore the set pieces using knowledge and understanding of musical elements, contexts and language to make critical judgements about the pieces. They will compare and evaluate the pieces and commit to wider listening in Western music that has attempted new and innovative ideas, or carried such ideas to new extremes or new audiences. Work towards the brief assessing technique will be continued. Preparation for the performance component is ongoing.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Revision  
Students will revise all areas of study thoroughly. Work towards the brief assessing technique will be continued. Preparation for the performance component is ongoing.
Assessment: Exam questions, final performance assessmentKey Words and Terms
 
Term 5Final Pieces and Revision
Students will record their final performances. They will complete and record composition to a brief assessing technique. They will revise all areas of study in preparation for examination.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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