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Resources for KS2-5 music specifically covering AQA GCSE and A Level music
AQA (2016) AS/A Level Pop Music - All Suggested Listening

AQA (2016) AS/A Level Pop Music - All Suggested Listening

Detailed notes on all the works listed in AQA’s suggested listening list and covered in the Rhinegold study guide: Stevie Wonder: For Once In My Life Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) Superstition You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Sir Duke Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi River Carey A Case Of You Help Me Muse: -Stockholm Syndrome Supermassive Black Hole Uprising Supremacy Beyoncé: Crazy In Love Listen Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Best Thing I Never Had Daft Punk: Around The World One More Time Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Get Lucky Labrinth: Earthquake Express Yourself Beneath Your Beautiful Let It Be Jealous
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AQA (2016) AS/A Level Jazz - All Suggested Listening (updated for Sept 2018)

AQA (2016) AS/A Level Jazz - All Suggested Listening (updated for Sept 2018)

Detailed notes on all the works listed in AQA's suggested listening list and covered in the Rhinegold study guide: Louis Armstrong: -Saint Louis Blues (w/ Bessie Smith) - Muskrat Ramble - West End Blues - Stardust Duke Ellington: - The Mooche - Ko-Ko - Come Sunday Charlie Parker: - Ko-Ko - A Night In Tunisia - Bird of Paradise - Bird Gets The Worm Miles Davis: - So What - Shh/Peaceful Pat Metheny: - (Cross The) Heartland - Are You Going With Me? Gwilym Simcock: - Almost Moment - These Are The Good Days Having been back over the unit of work over the course of 2017-18 I have updated information on all sections and added extra lesson and homework activities ready for use in September 2018.
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KS3 Theme & Variation Composition Task

KS3 Theme & Variation Composition Task

Students are given 3 riffs of varying difficulty and descriptions of different variation techniques to try. The resource mentions Sibelius but could apply to any sequencing software and could even be used for performance with an able class.
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KS3 Form & Structure Lesson

KS3 Form & Structure Lesson

Lesson covering rondo form, theme & variation, and ternary form. Starter assumes some previous knowledge of other forms. Students examine rondo form and theme & variation through listening activities and finishes with a cloze activity.
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Behaviour Contract

Behaviour Contract

Following some persistent behavioural issues in some classes I used this resource as a contract for any repeat offenders. Having been placed on report, students were asked to complete the form to describe their own behaviour. This process was repeated for 4 week's worth of lessons.
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KS5 Early Jazz - Swing Comparison Activity

KS5 Early Jazz - Swing Comparison Activity

Activity I used as homework to support AQA (2016) A Level Music Jazz unit. Students list the characteristics of typical early jazz and swing musicians with reference to the set works we'd covered. In the following lesson we then used this as the basis of a comparison discussion and as a writing frame for an essay assignment.
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AQA GCSE Music (Teaching from 2016) - Sgt Pepper's

AQA GCSE Music (Teaching from 2016) - Sgt Pepper's

A full unit's work covering each set work in detail as well as addition tracks and general contextual information. Some references are made to homeworks for which I used the Zig Zag resource pack but these could be removed if you didn't have access to it.
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KS3 Blues scale riffs

KS3 Blues scale riffs

Students compose an perform riffs using G blues scale on keyboard. The resource features three levels of difficulty which are assigned a Mastery Level (could be adapted to whichever assessment level system your school uses).
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