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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.
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.
KS3: Performance Project (Distance Learning)
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KS3: Performance Project (Distance Learning)

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This is a performance project I’m doing with year 7 this half term, it involves getting them listening actively by going with the elements and a performance (on any instrument/voice/app of their choice) of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. 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. All scores/backing tracks for a variety of instruments/levels are included. Nb. If you have purchased my distance learning ‘musical theatre’ for KS3 then it’s a reworked version of that without the musical theatre focus so probably not worth a second purchase!
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.
AOS3: The Film Industry (Eduqas)
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AOS3: The Film Industry (Eduqas)

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This powerpoint is designed for ‘AOS3: The Film Instustry’ from the eduqas exam board. The powerpoint 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 two lessons, it was created to work as a distance learning unit however, can be easily adapted for classroom use.
GCSE  Eduqas: Africa Assessment (AOS4 set work)
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GCSE Eduqas: Africa Assessment (AOS4 set work)

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This is the assessment that I have created based on the resources published by Eduqas. Unlike the actual exam, it features multiple sections to test the individual sections of the song so as to really gain a clear picture of their understanding. Because of this, I play them the whole song three times throughout the exam rather than the specific sections but you could easily do it this way if you wish. The test works through each section linearly and lasts around 45 minutes. PDF and word versions have been uploaded as have the answers.
AOS3: Musical Devices and Appraising Film Music (Eduqas)
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AOS3: Musical Devices and Appraising Film Music (Eduqas)

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This powerpoint is designed for topics 3&4 of AOS3, ‘Musical Devices’ and ‘Appraising 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 lessons, it was created to work as a distance learning unit however, can be easily adapted for classroom use.
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.
AOS2: Textures (Eduqas)
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AOS2: Textures (Eduqas)

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This powerpoint is designed for AOS2, textures from the eduqas exam board. The powepoint features all of the different textures on the specification, audio examples embedded into the powerpoint (see headphone icons). There is also a google quiz at the end of the PP it is the edit link so it can be adapted for your school’s requirements, please copy this to your accounts first rather than setting it from its current link!
AQA GCSE Understanding Music: Full Resources
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AQA GCSE Understanding Music: Full Resources

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This is a bundle for AQA GCSE music the listening exam. It features all 16 sub-topics for section A as well as some listening assessments and a full resource pack for The Beatles and Haydn to cover section B. Please note that any star symbols embedded within PowerPoints are links to music.
GCSE: AOS4 Minimalism (AQA)
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GCSE: AOS4 Minimalism (AQA)

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This is the set of resources I used for teaching the Minimalist music of Adams, Reich and Riley. It covers some of their most notable works and discusses key vocabulary. It usually takes me two lessons to get through, there are listening links embedded within 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.
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: Composition Mini-Project Timbre and Texture
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GCSE: Composition Mini-Project Timbre and Texture

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This is a composition mini project centered around timbre and texture, it is not board specific. The composition is designed as a pre-cursor to free composition focused on using DAW software (in this instance FL studio) specifically video game music. The whole project is individual so can be either done quickly in 3 lessons or extended over a longer period of time. There are audio links embedded within the star symbols.
GCSE: Composition Mini-Project Melody
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GCSE: Composition Mini-Project Melody

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This is a composition mini project centered around melody, it is not board specific. The composition is designed as a pre-cursor to free composition focused on melody as a starting point through using students names. It explores the Liszt BACH and Shostakovich name motifs. The whole project is individual so can be either done quickly in 3 lessons or extended over a longer period of time. There are audio links embedded within the star symbols.
GCSE: Composition Mini-Project Rhythm
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GCSE: Composition Mini-Project Rhythm

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This is a composition mini project centered around rhythm, it is not board specific. The composition is designed as a pre-cursor to free composition focused on rhythm as a starting point through using morse code. The whole project has three main group tasks so can be either done quickly in 3 lessons or extended over a longer period of time. There are audio links embedded within the star symbols.
GCSE: Introduction to Composition
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GCSE: Introduction to Composition

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This is a full introduction to composition for the AQA GCSE music course however it can be easily adapted for any exam board. It covers what is required for the composition component of the course as well as the fundamentals of composition, some homework and a mini-composition task to help students understand ‘how to’ compose. Any star symbols have a sound link to them and there are some videos embeded in the powerpoint.
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.
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.
A Level AOS2: Popular Music (AQA)
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A Level AOS2: Popular Music (AQA)

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This is a bundle of all of the named artists for AOS2: Popular Music for AQA A-Level. It should take approx. 6-7 lessons to teach in full. Please note, I have only taught AOS2 for the section A portion of the exam so please be aware that there are no songs analysed in the detail required for section C.