Programme of Study

music4The programme of study for Key Stage 3 (Yrs. 8-10) follows a line of development in listening, composing, performing and improvising activities which should develop the pupils understanding of the basic elements of music, enable them to realise their music potential and prepare them for further study in Music at Key stage 4 (GCSE).

In the Music Department we realise that ALL pupils are different and have varying abilities in music therefore the most important thing is that they try their best and enjoy what they are doing!!

Units of Work

Year 8

  • Elements of Music                                           
  • Vocal and Percussion Skills
  • The Orchestra/ Musical Instruments                 
  • Film/Incidental Music
  • Rhythm and Pulse                                            
  • Keyboard, Theory & Composition
  • Melody Writing/Composition                           


Year 9

  • Texture
  • Vocal and Percussion skills
  • Mood and Music
  • Song Writing
  • Graphic Score Reading
  • Keyboard/ Theory & Composition
  • Jazz


Year 10

  • ICT Accreditation/ Music Technology  
  • Vocal and Percussion Skills
  • Form in Music
  • Popular Music
  • Keyboard/ Theory & Composition
  • 60’s Project
  • Musical Traditions in Ireland

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