Booklets for AQA GCSE Music
Area of Study 3: Traditional Music
Caribbean Fusion (Reggae)
Contemporary Folk Music
Practice exam questions
Wider listening checklist
One-off lesson/cover/homelearning on the 1950s. Lesson covers the culture, Chuck Berry, Elvis and Bill Haley, listening questions and info on The Day The Music Died (Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, Big Bopper). There is also an Elvis comprehension.
A one-off lesson into Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Great with a programme music unit. Can also be used as home learning or cover. Students complete listening questions about Bydlo, then analyse three other pieces from the suite, then choose an image and compose their own piece based on the musical elements.
A lesson on Danse Macabre that can be used as homelearning or cover. Students learn about Danse Macabre and apply knowledge of the musical elements to a spooky composing task. There are two choices available - Corpse Bride or Nightmare Before Christmas.
Ideal for homelearning, cover or teaching in the classroom. Designed with no equipment in mind, so can be adapted to specialist or non-specialist classrooms.
Each powerpoint has accompanying activities.
Carnival of the Animals - Saint-Saens
Danse Macabre - Saint-Saens
Peter and the Wolf - Prokofiev
Pictures at an Exhibition - Mussorgsky
The Planets - Holst