Welcome to the Music Department
Department Staff
 Curriculum Information
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Welcome to the Music Department.

Mrs Steel (Music Teacher

Instrumental Instructors:

Mrs McKirdy (Voice)
Mr Payne (Percussion)
Mr Murdoch (guitar and drum-kit)
Mr Murray (woodwind)

 

 
 

 


Overview of National Qualifications available within the subject;

Music: Listening and Composing at National 3
Music: Performing (National 3-5)
 


 
Other qualifications available;

The following units from Personal Achievement Award are offered to students from S4-S6

Performing Arts –Individual Activity
Performing Arts –Group Activity
Community activity
Travel in the Community

 

Interdisciplinary projects S1 to S3

Song Writing (Interdisciplinary project with English)

Skills Groups for S2 to S3
Not offered this session

Other IDL projects with other subject areas

Organising concerts in the community (Interdisciplinary project with World of Work)
Making percussion instruments (project with technical)

 
 

S1 Curriculum

Term 1 Playing and learning about Percussion Instruments
Term 2 Playing and learning about Keyboard instruments
Term 3 Playing and learning about String instruments
Term 4 Playing and learning about Wind instruments

Aifl strategies used

Peer & self Assessment

Assessment Procedures

Formative assessment
Feedback
worksheets

Tracking and monitoring


 

S2 Curriculum

In addition to the units detailed below 2nd year students develop their instrumental skills on a chosen instrument.

Term 1  Instrumental groups & the young person’s guide to the orchestra
Term 2  World Music
Term 3  Scottish Music
Term 4  Composing Project

Aifl strategies used

Peer & self Assessment

Assessment Procedures

Informal listening tests, ongoing assessment and feedback

Tracking and monitoring

Each student has a Record of Work. This is used to record the progress of the development of the instrumental skills.
 
 

S3 Curriculum

In S3 a greater emphasis is set on developing band skills. Each class will form a band and study, rehearse and perform different pieces of music.

Term 1 Popular Music

Term 2 Film Music
Term 3 Latin Music
Term 4 Band Project

Aifl strategies used

Assessment Procedures

Tracking and monitoring

Each student has a Record of Work. This is used to record the progress of the development of the instrumental skills. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own work and, in conjunction with the teacher or instructor set next steps.
 
 

S4 Curriculum

In S4 music is an optional subject. Students work towards SQA qualifications. The SQA qualifications are selected according each student’s needs.

Each unit studied consist of a listening (understanding music), performance and composing aspect.

Term 1 Popular Music 2
Term 2 Film Music
Term 3 Scottish Music 2 (dances, settings, composing)
Term 4 Today’s Music

Aifl strategies used

Assessment Procedures

Each student has two Record of Work – one for each instrument in which tasks, achievements and next steps are recorded.  In addition to this there is a booklet for each unit which contains listening, performance, composing and assessment materials.

Tracking and monitoring

 


 

S5 Curriculum

Term 1 Musicals
Term 2 Classical Music 
Term 3 Scottish Music 2 (dances, settings, composing)
Term 4 Styles and concept revision & Band Project

Aifl strategies used

Assessment Procedures

Worksheets, listening booklets, concept tick sheets, quizzes, formal listening tests

Tracking and monitoring

Each student has two Record of Work – one for each instrument in which tasks, achievements and next steps are recorded.  In addition to this there is a booklet for each unit which contains listening, performance, composing and assessment materials.

 




S6 Curriculum

 

 





 
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