Key Stage 3 assessment: Summer

Year 8

 Recorder assessment [solo]     – 30%

 Group Compositions                 – 30%

 Listening and Appraising exam – 40%

  •  Types of voice
  • Instruments in the Orchestra
  • Stripsody
  • The Elements of Music and Mood
  • Carnival of the Animals
  • Zadok The Priest
  • Tempo markings
  • Time Signatures
  • Recorder notation
  • Note values and rests
  • Musical Vocabulary and musical symbols so far

 

Year 9

 Keyboard assessment [solo]              – 30%

 Group Compositions                          – 30%

 Listening and Appraising exam          – 40%

  •  Aural identification of musical instruments and Voice types
  • Time Signatures
  • Tonality – major or minor
  • Elements of Music [and mood]
  • Danse Macabre
  • Baroque Music
  • Traditional Music of Ireland and India
  • Keyboard notation
  • Note values and rests
  • Common signs and symbols
  • Scales – Major, Minor, Chromatic

 

 Year 10

 Group Composition inspired by Popular Music – 40%
 Listening and Appraising Exam                       – 60%

  •  Unfamiliar listening questions based on:
    Identification of instruments and voices; time signatures, tonality [major or minor]; Elements of music to describe content; chords; musical devices.
  • New vocabulary and common musical signs and symbols
  • Keyboard notation
  • Note values and rests
  • The Twelve Bar Blues
  • Scales – major, minor and chromatic