Year 10 Overview

•  Appreciation of music: Communicating through music.

This is a strand designed for under confident pupils, those pupils who have specific learning difficulties and does, in some cases, serve as therapy for those pupils who have anxieties in school and at home.

Pupils are encouraged to listen to a wide cross-section of music from all genres, and to appraise where appropriate. They are given opportunities to experience making live music, using tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments.

They are eventually tasked with producing a piece of music based on ideas presented to them and discussed as a group.



Pupils prepare for performance by having rehearsal sessions during lesson time. They refresh past ideas and communicate plans to their peers in an effort to improve and polish materials.

The eventual performance standard should be that of AQA accreditation entry level, with enhanced instrumentation of both conventional and digital nature.

The performance should be recorded as evidence.



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