KS4 Music Curriculum
In Key Stage 4 Music lessons at KBA, it is our intention to provide students with a contemporary, accessible and creative education in music with an integrated approach to the three main elements – performing, composing and appraising. Students are encouraged to be creative and to broaden their musical horizons and understanding with areas of study that inspire and challenge. A range of listening, composing and performance tasks will be completed each term in order to practically apply their knowledge and understanding.
§ Term 1: Step up to GCSE – skills building
§ Term 2: AoS1 – Musical forms and devices
§ Term 3: AoS4 – Popular music
§ Term 4: AoS2 – Music for ensemble
§ Term 5: AoS3 – Film music
§ Term 6: Terminal tasks
§ Term 1: AoS1 – Music form and devices
§ Term 2: AoS4 – Popular music
§ Term 3: AoS2 – Music for ensemble
§ Term 4: AoS3 – Film music
§ Term 5 and 6: Coursework and examination preparation
A more detailed description and overview for each term can be found in the Music Whole Academy Curriculum.
In addition to curriculum time in lessons, it is an expectation for all students in KS4 to have a music lesson on their instrument, and to practise regularly in their own time. KS4 students are expected to participate in at least one enrichment activity. These include; KBA Stage School, Rock Band, Music Tech Club, Orchestra, and use of the practise rooms.