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Costello Teaching Resources

I have 10 years teaching experience (mainly in Music) and have had success as both a Head of Year and Head of Department. I am providing a wealth of resources online and am currently exploring the new curriculum at GCSE and A-Level. If you require a specific resource and you think I may be able to help message me and I will see what I can do. Many thanks, Lucy Contact: costelloteachingresources@gmail.com

I have 10 years teaching experience (mainly in Music) and have had success as both a Head of Year and Head of Department. I am providing a wealth of resources online and am currently exploring the new curriculum at GCSE and A-Level. If you require a specific resource and you think I may be able to help message me and I will see what I can do. Many thanks, Lucy Contact: costelloteachingresources@gmail.com
Music Technology Posters
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Music Technology Posters

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A collection of posters for display in Music Department to support learning. Musical scaffolding.
KS3 Film Music Scheme of Work
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KS3 Film Music Scheme of Work

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KS3 Year 9 Film Music Scheme of Work including 7 lesson plans with resources, film clips, worksheets and homework tasks. This scheme is designed to be used in the music classroom with basic instruments, although it can be easily adapted to use in a computer room with music software if available, which works well. Aimed at year 9 students, although this would work with other year groups if it fits into your annual planning. I have used this for many years with much success as the scheme lends itself to evidence based analysis and review from teacher and pupil including self and peer evaluation, ideal for Ofsted to see a clear progression of learning.
KS3 / KS4 Songwriting / Pop Songs Scheme of Work
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KS3 / KS4 Songwriting / Pop Songs Scheme of Work

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KS3 / KS4 Songwriting Scheme of Work. The unit is broken down into student ability levels HIGH (HAT), MIDDLE (MAT) and LOW (LAT) to support individual progress through learning. Chord Sheets and an opening presentation for the first lesson. There is also a "Progress Bingo" card for students to monitor their progress as they complete the task. This lesson can work within a number of contexts including a single lesson (although expectations of what they complete should be considered), a scheme of work lasting up to 6 lessons, or as workshop material for an Extra Curricular Day. It would be worth modelling some examples of good pop songs taken from YouTube to demonstrate what students are trying to achieve.
KS3 Musicals Scheme of Work
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KS3 Musicals Scheme of Work

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This Scheme of Work incorporates a section of the Trinity Bronze Arts Award and naturally progresses onto an Opera Scheme of Work should you choose to do this. The focus musical is Wicked. It includes 9 lesson plans, contents sheets, lyrics, videos and music needed to complete the scheme. Please note that the Arts Award constantly updates and so you may wish to visit their website to check details and download the latest forms (although I have provided forms that were current when written that you could use if not submitting to Trinity for assessment).
KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 5 of 5 "Percussion"
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KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 5 of 5 "Percussion"

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KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 5 of 5 "Percussion": This is part five of a five part resource which looks at all the different sections of the Orchestra. Each part contains a lesson plan, content sheets, film clips, music clips, starters, plenaries and worksheets for students. Part 5 is an investigation into the Percussion section of the Orchestra. You will need a selection of percussion instruments to complete this section.
NEW GCSE Music Overview for OCR, EDEXCEL and AQA Levels 9-1 Exams (2016)
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NEW GCSE Music Overview for OCR, EDEXCEL and AQA Levels 9-1 Exams (2016)

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This is an overview PowerPoint that you can use to show students what is expected of them out of the new GCSE course for 2016. The opening slide allows you to choose your Exam Board and then takes you through to an overview slide regarding coursework and weighting of marks, a breakdown of the areas of study, and finally a summary of the assessment criteria. This is an ideal resource to show students what is expected throughout the course. This is the first in a series of works that will be available by the end of September including... 12 starters based on theory of music. 12 homework tasks based on theory of music. Content lessons appropriate to each different exam board for AoS 1 and 2. Assessment booklet and verbal feedback form to help keep track of student progress throughout the year. A guide to performance success with a practice timetable. Please contact me if you think there is anything that you may want in advance of release dates or further content you would like covered.
KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 3 of 5 "Brass"
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KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 3 of 5 "Brass"

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KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra Part 3 of 5 "Brass": This is part three of a five part resource which looks at all the different sections of the Orchestra. Each part contains a lesson plan, content sheets, film clips, music clips, starters, plenaries and worksheets for students. Part 3 is about the Brass section of the Orchestra.
KS4 NEW GCSE OCR Edexcel AQA 2016 Starter and Homework Activity 1 Music Theory The Basics
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KS4 NEW GCSE OCR Edexcel AQA 2016 Starter and Homework Activity 1 Music Theory The Basics

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Reading and Writing Music: The Basics. Starter and Homework 1 of 12. This provides and work sheet and answer sheet as a starter activity on the basics signs students will need to recognise in music. This starter is designed to be followed up with the homework sheet also provided with this resource. Please note the complete set of 12 starters will be available soon. Any questions or further resources you would like to see please email costelloteachingresources@gmail.com