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I am a secondary school music teacher at Queen's School in Bushey.
Musicals  (KS3)
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Musicals (KS3)

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This is a scheme of work I designed for year 8 students to look into musicals. Due to the nature of the scheme of work (provided) I can only provide the first lessons PowerPoint. I am simultaneously teaching two separate musicals, depending on the overall ability of the class, both of which are included in this purchase. Students really enjoy this unit and are able to fully immerse in the topic.
KS3: Ground Bass/Hip-Hop (Distance Learning)
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KS3: Ground Bass/Hip-Hop (Distance Learning)

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This is a 6-week project on Hip-Hop where the main focus is Ground Bass. I would normally teach Hip-Hop music on FL Studio, this is a project designed for distance learning and is a composition task to be completed on BandLab, which these students have not done before so it also includes a ‘how to’ for what they need to do. There is a quiz included and one main task, a submission on BandLab.
Video Game Music  (KS3)
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Video Game Music (KS3)

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This is a video game music scheme of work taught to Year 8 (KS3). The scheme of work is taught in conjunction with computer games that the students are making in their ICT lessons. The programme used is garageband and taught via our school's iPads. This also includes the files for the Lazenby Computer font that I used for the powerpoints.
Songwriting (KS3)
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Songwriting (KS3)

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This scheme of work was designed for older KS3 students (year 9). It enables the students to write a song in groups utilizing the four chords.
Music in Advertising (KS3)
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Music in Advertising (KS3)

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This is an entire unit of work aimed at year 9 students. It involves product design, marketing research and pitching as well as creating a radio advert (the key musical aim). This has key terminology, practical activity and homework.
Film Music  (KS3)
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Film Music (KS3)

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This scheme of work is currently being taught to year 9 students although I have taught it with year 8 at a different school. The scheme of work aims to explore different genres of music including different musical devices before the main project which involves the sound being removed from four different clips (of each genre) and asking students in groups to come up with the music to accompany it. The embedded videos link to my private YouTube channel and are not able to be found without the link. Should the embedding not work, I have also attached links within the stars
New GCSE: AOS4 British Music (AQA)
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New GCSE: AOS4 British Music (AQA)

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This is the PowerPoint I used to teach my students about the British music of Tavener, Britten, Maxwell-Davies and Arnold. It includes key vocab, listening and a practical activity.
KS3: Blues Music (Distance Learning)
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KS3: Blues Music (Distance Learning)

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This is a 6-week project on Blues Music. I would normally teach Blues music in a practical way however, this is a project designed as a composition task to be completed on BandLab, which these students have not done before so it also includes a ‘how to’ for what they need to do. There are several smaller tasks (research task, performance tasks, quiz) and one main task, I’ve asked students to either complete the practicals on a keyboard or a keyboard app but the main bulk is all BandLab.
New GCSE: AOS3 Contemporary Latin Music (AQA)
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New GCSE: AOS3 Contemporary Latin Music (AQA)

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I wrote this lesson plan to fit with the new AQA's new GCSE specification. Contemporary latin music fits within AOS3, traditional music. To accompany this presentation, students worked through a focused listening sheet to highlight key features. There is a short test at the end to develop critical listening skills and enhance understanding of exam style questions. My teaching focus here is key musical features and how the music sounds, not key facts about the sub genres. Listening examples have been embedded.
Hip-Hop/Ground Bass (KS3)
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Hip-Hop/Ground Bass (KS3)

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This is a scheme of work I use with year 8 (although it could be any KS3 cohort) to introduce them to a DAW, in this case FL studio although it could be adapted for any DAW. It requires students to write a Hip-Hop song using Pachelbel’s canon bass line as a starting point in pairs with the key musical terminology being Ground Bass and Ostinato. Any stars within the PowerPoint have a link to a video attached.
New GCSE: AOS3 Traditional Music (AQA)
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New GCSE: AOS3 Traditional Music (AQA)

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This features all of the resources I have used to teach AOS3, traditional music on the AQA course. There are several class tests included. NB. There is nothing included on the study piece by Santana.
20th Century Music (KS3)
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20th Century Music (KS3)

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This scheme of work was designed for year 9 over a 5 week half term to explore aleatoric music, minimalism and serialism. Following this exploration, students were encouraged to select their favourite style of composition and complete the composition within that style. This work was completed using sibelius on the class laptops. Each week students were required to evaluate the lesson as well as complete a listening log across the whole half term for submission at the end.
New GCSE: AOS3 Contemporary Folk (AQA)
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New GCSE: AOS3 Contemporary Folk (AQA)

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I wrote this lesson plan to fit with the new AQA's new GCSE specification. Contemporary folk fits within AOS3, traditional music. To accompany this presentation, students worked through a focused listening sheet to highlight key features. There is a short test at the end to develop critical listening skills and enhance understanding of exam style questions. My teaching focus here is key musical features and how the music sounds, not key facts about the sub genres. Listening examples have been embedded.
Minimalism (KS3)
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Minimalism (KS3)

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This powerpoint was used with year 9 students over a half term with the intent on teaching them to use sibelius simultaneously. It teaches three minimalist techniques, phase shifting, metamorphosis and augmentation/diminution, along with audio/visual examples.
NEW GCSE: AOS2 Broadway Musicals (AQA)
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NEW GCSE: AOS2 Broadway Musicals (AQA)

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I wrote this powerpoint to fit with the new AQA's new GCSE specification. Broadway Musicals 1950s-1990s fits within Area of Study 2. My teaching focus here is key musical features and how the music sounds, not key facts about the sub genres. Listening examples have been hyperlinked within the green stars. A listening task was used at the end of the lesson so that students could apply their new knowledge.The key aspect which I have highlighted to students is listening which is why I link students to the department spotify which has a wide range of playlists at their disposal.