ALL SET WORKS differentiated revision grids (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

ALL SET WORKS differentiated revision grids (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

These revision grids for the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music course contain all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail. All are high quality A3 PDF files (but can be printed at A4 and look almost as nice!)
danielpate
Listening Diary - Key Stage 3 Music

Listening Diary - Key Stage 3 Music

Start every lesson with some listening! In my KS3 lessons we start every lesson by listening to a piece of music related to what we are studying. Students have “listening diary” booklets, and are asked the same questions each time - what instruments can you hear? What is the genre? Then for each piece there will be a question about the elements of music “eg how would you describe the dynamics?” and a “bonus question” about anything you like! This resource includes 2 listening diaries, one suggested for Y7 and one for Y8 and 9. They are similar, but with different profile questions at the start. Students have this booklet all year to keep track of their listening. I usually print mine out black and white to save colour printing. Also included is an example powerpoint slide. I start every one of my KS3 lessons with a slide like this. Feel free to modify and use as you like!
danielpate
Emergency Exam Guide - What to write when you've got no idea! (Differentiated) Edexcel GCSE Music9-1

Emergency Exam Guide - What to write when you've got no idea! (Differentiated) Edexcel GCSE Music9-1

A powerpoint running through all the question types that appear in the GCSE Edexcel Music Exam. For each question students are given advice what to write, depending on if they have no idea at all, or if they get the gist but are not sure how to approach it. Edexcel have confirmed that it is OK for students to write more than the specified number of points per question (eg. for “name 2 facts about the Baroque era” they can say more than 2, as long as they don’t contradict each other.
danielpate
ALL SET WORKS differentiated revision grids (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

ALL SET WORKS differentiated revision grids (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

These revision grids for the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music course contain all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail. All are high quality A3 PDF files (but can be printed at A4 and look almost as nice!)
danielpate
Samba Em Preludio Esperanza Spalding differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

Samba Em Preludio Esperanza Spalding differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

This revision grid for “Samba Em Preludio” by Esperanza Spalding contains all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail.
danielpate
Defying Gravity differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

Defying Gravity differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

This revision grid for “Defying Gravity” by Stephen Schwartz (from “Wicked”) contains all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail.
danielpate
Bach Brandenburg Concerto differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

Bach Brandenburg Concerto differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

This revision grid for Brandenburg Concerto no 5 movement 3 by JS Bach contains all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail.
danielpate
Beethoven Pathetique differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

Beethoven Pathetique differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

This revision grid for “Sonata No 8 (Pathetique)” by Beethoven contains all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail.
danielpate
Killer Queen differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

Killer Queen differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

This revision grid for “Killer Queen” by Queen contains all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail.
danielpate
Star Wars differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

Star Wars differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

This revision grid for “Star Wars Main Theme/Rebel Blockade Runner” by John Williams contains all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail.
danielpate
Music for a While Purcell differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

Music for a While Purcell differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

This revision grid for “Music For A While” by Purcell contains all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail.
danielpate
Afro Celt Soundsystem Release differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

Afro Celt Soundsystem Release differentiated revision grid (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

This revision grid for “Release” by Afro Celt Soundsystem contains all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail.
danielpate
Composing a melody - guide to writing one bar and turning it into a whole piece!

Composing a melody - guide to writing one bar and turning it into a whole piece!

This powerpoint guide talks students through creating one bar of melody and then extending it into a 16 bar, and finally ABA or rondo form piece of music. Along the way it gives tips on developing melodic ideas, harmonising a melody (chords and cadences), accompaniment styles and more. This powerpoint can be taught from directly over a period of 3-4 composition lessons, but can also be worked from independently as a homework or independent composition task. Also included in the download is a MIDI of the example composition for students to reference. This works well for a GCSE rondo form composition, such as the 2018 Edexcel instrumental music brief, along with many others.
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