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I am a secondary school music teacher at Queen's School in Bushey.

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I am a secondary school music teacher at Queen's School in Bushey.
AO3: Film Music (Eduqas)
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AO3: Film Music (Eduqas)

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This is a bundle featuring everything needed for Eduqas GCSE Music AOS3, Film Music. There are plenty of google quizes, both 10 markers and normal listening throughout. In total this takes approximately 9x1 hour lessons.
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.
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.
GCSE, AOS4: Popular Music (Eduqas)
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GCSE, AOS4: Popular Music (Eduqas)

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This bundle has all of the topics required for Eduqas GCSE AOS4: Popular Music. Please note it does not have any information on ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’.
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.
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.
GCSE: Tango (OCR)
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GCSE: Tango (OCR)

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This presentation provides listening examples and key learning/revision points for AOS3: Dance Music, specifically Tango which is suitable for use with OCR's specification (final exam 2017).
GCSE AOS4: Popular Music, Rock Music (Eduqas)
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GCSE AOS4: Popular Music, Rock Music (Eduqas)

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This is a four lesson PowerPoint on Rock music suitable for the Eduqas music GCSE course. It covers the key features, instruments and artists. Links to examples are embedded within the stars. There is also a practical lesson included.
AOS3: Use of Elements in Film Music (Eduqas)
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AOS3: Use of Elements in Film Music (Eduqas)

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This powerpoint is designed for ‘AOS3: Use of Elements in Film Music’ from the eduqas exam board. The powepoint features all you need for this topic, audio examples embedded into the powerpoint (see headphone icons), other audio links will take you to YouTube. There are several google quizzes throughout the PP. I have added a document with the edit links to the files so you will need to copy these to your areas and add the new links into the powerpoint. This lasts for three/four lessons, it was created to work as a distance learning unit however, can be easily adapted for classroom use.
New GCSE: AOS2 Film Music (AQA)
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New GCSE: AOS2 Film Music (AQA)

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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.
GCSE: Introduction to Free Composition (Eduqas)
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GCSE: Introduction to Free Composition (Eduqas)

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This is my free composition launch presentation and planning document. It goes through the requirements for composition, the criteria, an example of the log and ideas for getting started. I have also included the planning document, students plan their composition and then keep their plan with them updating it regularly as lessons progress.
GCSE AOS4: Popular Music Fusion (Eduqas)
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GCSE AOS4: Popular Music Fusion (Eduqas)

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This is a two lesson PowerPoint on Fusion music suitable for the Eduqas music GCSE course. It covers the key features of what makes something fusion and then a research task for students to do themselves.
GCSE AOS1: Musical Forms and Devices Baroque (Eduqas)
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GCSE AOS1: Musical Forms and Devices Baroque (Eduqas)

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This is a three lesson PowerPoint on Baroque music suitable for the Eduqas music GCSE course. It covers the key features, instruments and many of the musical devices required for this AOS. It does not include anything on forms as we cover that in our Classical Era work. There is also a worksheet about instruments of the orchestra. Many of the sound links are embedded through the star symbols.
GCSE Music: Mini-Compositions
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GCSE Music: Mini-Compositions

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These are three mini-projects I do with my year 10s before launching the free composition. One features rhythm as a starting point, the second melody and the third timbre and texture. These are delivered after some basic music theory has been delivered.
KS3: Music in Advertising (Distance Learning)
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KS3: Music in Advertising (Distance Learning)

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This is music in advertising project I’m doing with year 8 and 9 this half term. involves them designing a product and creating a radio advert for the product to include an underscore, jingle and voiceover. Currently it’s geared up for google suite, for example it says things like “upload your answers to google classroom” but this is easily adaptable for your softwares. I teach this live on google meet and share the PowerPoint with the students but it could be done entirely remotely. As students are doing it remotely I’m allowing them to do it with any software they may have access to, or on an instrument or using BandLab education online. I’ve included links for how to use GarageBand and BandLab to support students.
New GCSE: AOS2 Pop Music from 1990 (AQA)
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New GCSE: AOS2 Pop Music from 1990 (AQA)

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I wrote this powerpoint to fit with the new AQA's new GCSE specification. Pop music from 1990-present fits within Area of Study 2. To accompany this presentation, students worked through the timeline document which was in their books. 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.
Graphic Notation  (KS3)
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Graphic Notation (KS3)

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I created this scheme of work as a way in to help year 7 students interpret written music before introducing written notation. The scheme of work includes as much practical activity as possible, as a whole class, in pairs and in small groups.
Music Theory (KS3)
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Music Theory (KS3)

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I wrote this scheme of work for year 7 to introduce them to reading music in a fun way. Initially the students learn to read the treble and bass clef and learn to play a simplified version of Imagine by John Lennon. Later on in the project, students specialised in an instrument or voice and learnt to play 'The Sky from Jigsaw Jam' by Music for Youth. The culmination of the project was a whole year performance of the sky.