NEW GCSE: AOS2 Popular Music (inc. The Beatles)

NEW GCSE: AOS2 Popular Music (inc. The Beatles)

This is all of the teaching materials I have used to support my teaching AOS2 of the new AQA GCSE music to my year 10 students. I have also done several practical lessons, particularly learning the three Beatles songs which are not included for copyright reasons. It has run from September to December and has covered all of the genres and key vocab that is required for this area including vocab sheets and the Beatles study pieces.
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New GCSE: AOS3 Traditional Music (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS3 Traditional Music (AQA)

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.
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Film Music

Film Music

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
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Video Game Music

Video Game Music

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.
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Film Music

Film Music

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
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New GCSE: AOS1 The Coronation Anthems and Oratorios of Handel (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS1 The Coronation Anthems and Oratorios of Handel (AQA)

This is the powerpoint and worksheets I have used to teach my students about the Coronation Anthems and Oratorios of Handel. I also used this topic to teach them about the circle of fifths, modulations, structure, cadences, voices etc. There is therefore quite alot in addition to just the Handel stuff. There are listening examples either embedded or linked in the PowerPoint and a listening test with answers for the end of the unit.
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NEW GCSE: AOS2 Broadway Musicals (AQA)

NEW GCSE: AOS2 Broadway Musicals (AQA)

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.
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New GCSE: AOS1 Orchestral Music of Mozart and Beethoven (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS1 Orchestral Music of Mozart and Beethoven (AQA)

This is the powerpoint and worksheets I have used to teach my students about the orchestra in the classical era and the orchestral music of Mozart and Beethoven. There are listening examples either embedded or linked in the PowerPoint and a listening test with answers for the end of the unit. Please note: I have deliberately left out Haydn as I am tackling him separately along with the work on 'The Clock'.
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Film Music (Lesson Five and Six)

Film Music (Lesson Five and Six)

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 fifth and sixth lessons are focused on the main project. 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.
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Minimalism

Minimalism

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.
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Rhythm and Pulse

Rhythm and Pulse

This scheme of work was designed for year 7 students at the very beginning of their secondary career. It was taught over 7 weeks and explored duple, triple, quadruple metre, polyrhythm and notating rhythm. The culmination project took inspiration from STOMP and encouraged students to use items from their pencil case to create a polyrhythmic performance.
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New GCSE: AOS2 Film Music (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS2 Film Music (AQA)

This is the powerpoint I used to teach my students some of the key vocabulary of film music. The main bulk of the lesson was given over to a practical workshop where they were given a silent clip and asked to create the music for it in groups. 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.
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New GCSE: AOS2 Study Piece: The Beatles (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS2 Study Piece: The Beatles (AQA)

An overview of the careers of the Beatles. An analysis of the three Beatles songs (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, With a Little Help From my Friends, Within You Without You) listed as the AOS2 study pieces for section B of the new AQA GCSE music exam (first exam 2018). This is suitable for GCSE level and is the powerpoint used in lessons. I have also included worksheets etc that I have used to accompany this
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Songwriting

Songwriting

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.
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Musicals

Musicals

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.
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New GCSE: AOS3 African and Carribean Fusion (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS3 African and Carribean Fusion (AQA)

I wrote this lesson plan to fit with the new AQA's new GCSE specification. Fusion music fits within AOS3, traditional music. This covers reggae and African fusion, as advised by the exam board. Following running through the key musical features, students were required to take a simple, 4 chord pop song, and fuse it with one of the two styles that we had discussed. There is a short test at the end to develop dictation 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.
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New GCSE: AOS3 Traditional Music (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS3 Traditional Music (AQA)

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.
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Joyful Joyful

Joyful Joyful

This is a band/orchestra and choir arrangement for Joyful Joyful from Sister Act 2. I arranged this for the ensembles I have in school but have uploaded the Sibelius files to be edited to suit whatever ensemble you have. I have also included just a choir/piano version.
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New GCSE: AOS3 Contemporary Latin Music (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS3 Contemporary Latin Music (AQA)

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.
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NEW GCSE: AOS2 Rock Music (AQA)

NEW GCSE: AOS2 Rock Music (AQA)

This work was designed to teach students about Rock music of the 1960s and 1970s. This PowerPoint was used over 3 lessons to initially teach students about standard rock music of the era, the key sub-genres and a lesson about the Beatles. This work also features 2 homework's which proved very useful with the students.
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New GCSE: AOS3 Contemporary Folk (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS3 Contemporary Folk (AQA)

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.
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New GCSE: AOS3 Blues Music 1920-1050 (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS3 Blues Music 1920-1050 (AQA)

This is the powerpoint and all music resources I've used to teach Blues music of 1920-1950 to my GCSE students. The focus is on the vocabulary and the students listening skills, although there is some background information. I took 2 weeks to teach this with the majority of time dedicated to the students learning one of the four blues songs (also included). After performing, the rest of the class discussed the key blues features in each song. I have also added a class test to summarize the learning over the lessons.
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