Music

Why is the subject important?

At Trinity Academy Halifax, students are equipped with a firm understanding of the value of music through singing, performance, aural appreciation and composition across a variety of periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. The breadth of study leads students to an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and respect for the role that music plays spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and are able to use their musical knowledge, skills and experiences to involve themselves in music via a variety of theoretical and practical contexts.

To support their contextual knowledge, students will learn how to play a variety of instruments as well as participate in regular vocal activities, deepening their appreciation of the required performance skills to progress in this subject.

Year 7

What will I be studying?

  • Unit 1: Music through Time
  • Unit 2: African & Indian
  • Unit 3: Contemporary
  • Unit 4: Pop
  • Unit 5: The Blues
  • Unit 6: Programme Music

Career Links

Careers – Linking vastly to historical understandings of the world where geographers and potential historians may gain further understanding in world influences via major historic events.

Employability skills – Music allows learners to experience and develop key attributes such as achievement, self-confidence, community bonds with and awareness of others.  Building their respect to performers, empathy toward feedback and personal reflection in work. The making of a skill and recall and imbed muscle memory of situations.

How will I be assessed?

Students will take part in a practical assessment at the end of each unit. Performing in pairs or as a group the knowledge accessed through the 4 major assessment strands: singing, performing, composing and appreciating music.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Unit 7 : Reggae
  • Unit 8 : Christmas
  • Unit 9: Rap
  • Unit 10: Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Unit 11: Film Music
  • Unit 12: Electronic Dance Music

Career Links

Careers – Linking vastly to historical understandings of the world where geographers and potential historians may gain further understand in world influences via major historic events.

Employability skills – Music allows learners to experience and develop key attributes such as achievement, self-confidence, community bonds with and awareness of others.  Building their respect to performers, empathy toward feedback and personal reflection in work. The making of a skill and recall and imbed muscle memory of situations. Exploring job roles within the music industry and how the media impacts those positions within our society and cultures.

How will I be assessed?

Students will take part in a practical assessment at the end of each unit. Performing in pairs or as a group the knowledge accessed through the 4 major assessment strands: singing, performing, composing and appreciating music.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Unit 13: Electronic Dance Music
  • Unit 14: Gaming Music

Career Links

Careers – Music technology and computer skills are an essential part of todays’ employment. Looking at various careers and professional case studies.

Employability skills – The ability to work via new and complex software will ignite curiosity and independent practice in understanding and navigating new ICT endeavours.

How will I be assessed?

Students will take part in a show and tell practical assessment at the end of each unit. Performing in pairs or as a group the knowledge accessed through the 4 major assessment strands: vocal, performing, composing and appreciating music.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Year
    • Unit 201ta: Musical Knowledge

    1.1 Describe the contributing traits of two contrasting contemporary musical styles through consideration of: The factors that influenced its inception; Significant artists/bands/producers; Important recordings/performances/events; and, imagery and fashion associated with the style of music chosen.

    2.1 Listen to a piece of music, recognising and discussing the following musical elements: Tonality, Tempo, Instrumentation, Lyrical content and Production Techniques

     

    • Unit 204ta: Instrumental Study (Performance Skills)

    1.1 Assess the day-to-day maintenance requirements of their instrument and identify those which may be undertaken personally.

    1.2 Describe personal Health & Safety issues in relation to their instrument and playing style and review personal approach to the issues associated with playing their instrument.

    2.1 Review personal goals in relation to playing an instrument and identify a plan of action in negotiation with a tutor. This will include: A practice plan agreed with the tutor; Identification of specific aims for ongoing development; Timescales for achieving the aims.

    3.1 Over an agreed study period, demonstrate developmental progression as an instrumentalist through engagement with the practice plan agreed with an instrumental tutor. To include improvement in: Technical ability, Dexterity, Stamina and Control of the instrument.

    3.2 Clarify achievements in relation to the personal goals identified in 1.2, highlighting strengths and areas for development and plan for ongoing development as an instrumentalist.

    Year 2

    • Unit 202ta: Live Music Performance

    1.1 Describe personal aims in relation to the live performance including ideas for own image, repertoire and audience expectation. 1.2 Produce a production plan for the Live performance to meet the needs of an agreed brief. 1.3 Produce a rehearsal plan. 1.4 Describe Health & Safety issues in the context of performing live music. 2.1 Undertake the rehearsal process produced in 1.3. 2.2 Make appropriate modifications to the set of music through the rehearsal process. 3.1 Present a performance to a target audience. 4.1 Review their performance in the light of feedback. 4.2 Suggest ways to improve future performances.

Career Links

Year 9 Careers Links

Careers- Extra-curricular opportunities relating to this unit ensure students understand how workers gain their positions and the benefits of the various job roles in the sector. Studying practitioners process and journey as inspiration for their own career choices.

Employability skills- Developing life skills as they transition from student towards a career in the arts. These include, resilience, confidence, appreciation of music and cultures and its impact on the world.

Year 10 Careers Links

Careers – Career pathways in performing, composing and producing. Students experience visits from guest speakers and professional practitioners who deliver workshops. Students are offered the opportunity to see live theatre or concerts and experience a range of cultures beyond Halifax.

Employability skills – Equipping students with the knowledge to make decisions and justify choices, to be able to make mistakes and learn from them using a professional approach.

How will I be assessed?

  • Unit 201ta: Musical Knowledge (Essay, blog, vlog about Blues and Rock Music, analysis of 1 chosen piece of Blues or Rock)
  • Unit 204ta: Instrumental Study – Performance Skills (Performance booklet, video evidence of instrumental improvement)
  • Unit 202ta: Live Music Performance (Performance booklet, live music performance of 10 mins minimum, written evaluation)

Which examination board am I following?

Exam Board: Rock School

Specification: Rock School Level 2 Music Practitioners

Website: https://www.rslawards.com/vocational/music-practitioners/

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

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