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25/07/21

Great to see our students popping up It certainly was a wonderful event hosted by and a great opportunity for our artistic and talented students. Thank you to all involved https://t.co/CVWmzFtSX5

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1418159861859332097

22/07/21

Miss Scott addressing the Year 9’s for the final time. Twickenham School will miss you! https://t.co/4WRKUuHClm

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1417884921130065927

21/07/21

Some of the recycled art work made during our House event is ready to be displayed as a reminder of our to care for our environment. So proud to see students representing our values. ⁩ ⁦https://t.co/dy9fn8vqcu

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1417157917187379200

19/07/21

Thank you to all the volunteers who came to our careers networking event last week! https://t.co/PCChZ3kIAh

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1417146460886425613

19/07/21

Our students entered their poems for the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award today. Best of luck! ⁦ https://t.co/gkgso05JbF

19/07/21

Twickenham School would like to wish Sir Jack Petchey a very happy 96th birthday today!

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1416721597566705664

18/07/21

Cooking Club tackled sushi making last week. There were some beautiful displays on show. Thank you Mr Maloney for passing on your sushi skills! ⁦ https://t.co/GU0SsKqz7n

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1416076668360433673

16/07/21

Students have been learning about castles and built their own versions. What amazing creative skills! Well done all. I am sure the chocolate one is now eaten! Yum! ⁦ https://t.co/J4ox1Ue46W

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1416037093021831177

16/07/21

Congratulations to Cyrus who won 1st prize in a national competition where he had to produce a poster of a movie/theatre and out of many entries, he won! Cyrus chose 30 friends to go to Cineworld to celebrate his success with his prize money! https://t.co/N4i0LWezRn

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1416034932128878593

16/07/21

Student vs Staff Badminton! Third place goes to Callum, second to Mrs Gower and first to Mr Tranter! 🏆👏🏽 https://t.co/cb1xTC6BSr

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415945237172834305

16/07/21

Torch Magazine has arrived! Ms Ruse has purchased her copy and is looking forward to reading it! Well done to the magazine team for your hard work and dedication 👏 ⁦ https://t.co/MrtsYSlAM5

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415697949934358547

15/07/21

Torch Magazine is on sale tomorrow! ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/xHh7r2DawF

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415680654977617942

15/07/21

Students enjoyed an array of international short films as part of Cultural Awareness Day. Our film critics voted on their favourite: a Spanish animated film 'Cuerdas', about a girl who befriends a disabled boy. ⁦⁦ https://t.co/fIYIcmo6Vh

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415621239079571457

15/07/21

Fabulous news! The Twickenham Titans came 4th in the Water Rocket Challenge!Also winners of the best banner AND winners of the special 'land an egg' rocket challenge. We are so proud!! ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/5u9r7YFEoA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415588841537351680

15/07/21

Students learning about Moroccan culture before cooking their culinary delights! https://t.co/MPo0RFbACY

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415577171825934336

15/07/21

Students are greeted this morning by Mr Iqbal and Mr Tabron who are keen to start the Cultural Diversity Day. It promises to be an exciting day! ⁦ https://t.co/Prl3YYw1CA

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415405436472238082

14/07/21

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From Monday 26 July until Friday 27 August, young people and families in receipt of benefits-related Free School Meals will be able to access a regular source of FREE activity groups and nutritious meals over the summer! https://t.co/rsgHzASQbY https://t.co/5YBefeH2QM

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415353147590074371

14/07/21

Lunchtime wallball in the sun for Year 7 students. What a great combination! ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/dSTt6MWsJz

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415351497072726021

14/07/21

Twickenham School is getting ready for our first ever Cultural and Diversity awareness day! Looking forward to an exciting day tomorrow, sharing our home cultures with each others. ⁦ https://t.co/IKTp1k9DS3

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1415123518145146883

14/07/21

Wishing our Twickenham Titans the very best of luck at the NPL Water Rocket Challenge today! ⁦ https://t.co/WUxPm4WyV9

Music

Intent:

In Music, students experience working in a highly creative environment and are encouraged to explore their own ideas and professional work within lessons. The curriculum is mapped across Key Stage 3 based on the GCSE examination strands; creating, performing and appreciating the art form. Students are taught the skills and understanding needed to be successful at GCSE as well as broaden their own cultural, social and creative development. Music offers a diverse perspective of cultures, practitioners, time periods, creative processes and techniques. Students work practically in most lessons to explore and develop both transferable and subject specific skills.

Curriculum Sequence 7-9

Implementation:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

7

Unit Title

Rhythm Grids

Rock Music

Classical Music (Baroque)

Composition

Ukulele

Performance unit

Assessment

Underpinning content and skills

1.Performance of body percussion performance

Western classical notation

Composing and performing music

Use of body percussion

  1. Performance of WWRY as an ensemble

Singing as a group and singing as an individual

Performing in an ensemble

Reading western classical notation

Composing lyrics and writing music

  1. Performance of Pachelbel’s Cannon in D

Keyboard Skills

Performing two hands at once on the keyboard with correct technique

Reading Bass and Treble clef notes

Composing in a Baroque Style

  1. Composition using professional music software in a baroque style

Composing in a set style whilst still observing Western Classical music constraints such as timing and instrumentation

  1. Performance of a popular music piece in an ensemble

Students learn to perform and Sing on the Ukulele

Students learn major and minor chords

Students learn to read simple TAB

Exploring music technology, vocal or instrumental performance.

Developing and refining skills for performance in chosen discipline.

8

Unit Title

Blues

Boom Whackers

Japanese Music

Composition

Ukulele

Performance unit

Assessment

Underpinning content and skills

  1. Performance of  a fully composed Blues piece as an ensemble

Developing an understanding of chords and the blues scale.

Composing in a stylistically appropriate way and performing in time as an ensemble

  1. Performance of a suitable piece on Boomwhakers

Developing group and solo performance skills with an emphasis on pitch and timing. Boomwhackers and Keyboards will be used.

The class perform as a whole class and also in ensemble groups.

  1. Solo performance of the traditional piece Sakura on keyboard

Consolidating an understanding of treble and bass clef notation.

Performing in time using 2 hands with correct technique on the keyboard whilst also singing.

  1. Composition using professional music software in a Japanese style

Composing in a set style whilst still observing Western Classical music and traditional music constraints such as timing and instrumentation

  1. Performance of a popular music piece in an ensemble

Students learn to perform and Sing on the Ukulele

Students learn major and minor chords

Students learn to read simple TAB

Exploring music technology, vocal or instrumental performance.

Developing and refining skills for performance in chosen discipline.

9

Unit Title

Classical Music (Romantic)

Hamilton the musical (Focus on Rap)

Reggae Music

Composition

Ukulele

Performance unit

Assessment

Underpinning content and skills

1, Solo performance on the keyboard of Swan Lake The Swan Theme

Understanding of the romantic era including Orchestration and programme music.

Keyboard performance skills using 2 hands with correct technique, reading bass and treble clef and also including suitable dynamics and follow performance directions.

  1. Performance of a well written Rap with a suitable backing track

Exploring and understanding the use of Rap within the musical Hamilton, Exploring style, form and performance.

Understanding the mechanics of writing and structuring a rap.

Using self-reflection to compose a rap about personal beliefs and passions.

1. Performance of a Reggae composition by students as an ensemble

Exploring the cultural and musical aspects of Reggae

Learning Key facts about Reggae music.

Perfomance as an ensemble of a stylistically composed Reggae Piece.

  1. Composition using professional music software in a Reggae style

Composing in a set style whilst still observing Western Classical music and traditional music constraints such as timing and instrumentation

  1. Performance of a popular music piece in an ensemble

Students learn to perform and Sing on the Ukulele

Students learn major and minor chords

Students learn to read simple TAB

Exploring music technology, vocal or instrumental performance.

Developing and refining skills for performance in chosen discipline.

Key Stage 4

The Music department follows the AQA specification, which can be found here; GCSE Music Specification Specification for first teaching in 2016 (aqa.org.uk)

This specification focuses on the three areas of appreciating music (40%), performing (30%) and composing (30%). Students have the options of performing vocally or instrumentally and work as soloists and ensembles. When composing, students will work professionally to a brief as well as having the opportunity to explore a free composition. All GCSE students are encouraged to take instrumental or vocal tuition to enhance their potential in examinations; the department facilitate this and encourage participation in enrichment opportunities to further support progress.

Curriculum Sequence 10-11

Implementation:

 

 

Autumn 1

LJ

Autumn 2

LJ

Spring 1

LJ

Spring 2

LJ

Summer 1

LJ

Summer 2

LJ

10

 

 

Unit Title

 

The Basics of Reading and Writing Music

Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910

Popular Music

Traditional Music

Western Classical Tradition since 1910

Study pieces

Assessment

Discovering and learning the key words within music and using them to describe and write our own compositions

Art music of (or growing out of) the European tradition, normally notated, and normally intended for public performance.

Listening:

The Coronation Anthems and Oratorios of Handel.

The Orchestra Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

The piano music of Chopin and Schumann.

The Requiem of the late Romantic period.

Musical styles and genres including rock, pop, musical theatre, film and computer gaming music from 1950 to the present.

Listening:

Music of Broadway 1950s to 1990s.

Rock music of 1960s and 1970s.

Film and computer gaming music 1990s to present.

Pop music 1990s to present.

Music that takes influences from traditional sources including folk music and reinterprets them in a contemporary style, and traditional music from traditional sources and cultures that is performed as intended by the composer.

Listening:

Blues music from 1920–1950

Fusion music incorporating African and/or Caribbean music

Contemporary Latin music

Contemporary Folk music of the British Isles.

 

Music that comprises modern, contemporary classical music, experimental and minimalist music as well as other forms.

Listening:

the orchestral music of Copland

British music of Arnold, Britten, Maxwell-Davies and Tavener

The orchestral music of Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók

Minimalist music of John Adams, Steve Reich and Terry Riley.

 

Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, k622, 3rd movement, rondo.

Little Shop Of Horrors

Focus on the familiar study pieces with exam practice for 8 mark questions.

 

11

 

 

Unit Title

 

Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910

Popular Music

 

Traditional Music

Western Classical

Tradition since 1910

Practice Papers

Coursework Completion

 

Practice Papers

Coursework Completion

 

Written exam preparation

 

Assessment

 

Revision of topics studied in year 10

Revision of topics studied in year 10.

Assessing, Embedding and improving coursework compositions, performances alongside exam technique and past paper practice.

Assessing, Embedding and improving coursework compositions, performances alongside exam technique and past paper practice.

Final preparations for the GCSE exams with an emphasis on all students achieving their best and feeling confident

 

AQA GCSE Exam board. Main units of study include:

A01 Western Classical A02 Popular Music Styles

A03 Traditional Music A04 Western Classical since 1910

 

AQA GCSE Exam board. Main units of study include:

A01 Understanding Music.  A02 Performing Music.

A03 Composing Music AO4 Review