Curriculum: 6th Form

6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 12 Music
Term 1Bridging Unit   
This unit is designed to introduce students to the core components of the course and asses their starting point. They will look at the music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven from AOS1 and popular jazz song from AOS2.
Assessment: Short Solo Performance , Composition in Sonata Form, Listening quizKey Words and Terms
Term 2AOS1 - Instrumental Classical Music of Haydn, Mozart and BeethovenAOS2 - Popular Song - Jazz and Blues   
Students will explore Classical Symphonies by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven as well as well known Jazz and Blues songs.
Assessment: Solo Performance Seminar 1. Marks will be based on performance criteria from the exam board.Key Words and Terms
Terms 3 and 4AOS1 - Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.AOS2 - Popular Song - Swing and Big BandAOS5 - Programme Music   
Students will learn about music from the Big Band and Swing era, Concertos from the Classical Period and begin to look at Programme Music from the Romantic Period.
Assessment: Listening Test on AOS1 and AOS2. Short composition task. Performance Seminar 1 (part of a chamber concert). Criteria will be based on OCR levels.Key Words and Terms
Terms 5 and 6AOS 1 - Classical Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven AOS 2 - Set Work by Frank SinatraAOS 5 - Programme Music   
Students will begin to look at set works for AOS1 an AOS2 and continue with their study of Programme Music. They will work on completion of Composition 1 and Solo Seminar 3 in Term 6.
Assessment: Listening Exam Composition One (12%) of final grade Solo Performance Seminar 3 (part of the Summer Proms School Concert)Key Words and Terms