The Community School of Auchterarder

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Music Courses

S1 Course:

Learning Outcomes and Success Criteria for units are shared with pupils on a regular basis. A summary of the S1 course is shown below:

Pupils acquire experiences in playing keyboard, guitar, drumkit, bass guitar and tuned percussion.

Pupils compose a Scottish Waltz and learn how to use Sibelius software to print out their work.

Listening to music is integrated into other aspects of the course and pupils will become familiar with Instruments and Ensembles; Scottish Music; Ragtime and Swing and will perform these styles in group work.

Extended ICT activities include using Cubase, Audacity and Magix Music Maker Silver software.

Homework is issued regularly. Pupils complete ‘Notebooks’ to support class work.   Homework sheets are accessed on the school website, completed online, and sent electronically to the class teacher.

S1 online Quizzes

Mighty Music Man

Instrument Word Search

Identify the musical instruments

Treble Clef word warrior

Travel through treble Clef

How is your timing?

 

S2 Course:

Learning Outcomes and Success criteria for units are shared with pupils on a regular basis. A summary of the S2 course is shown below:

Performance – Pupils choose two instruments and play a variety of pieces performed either solo or in a group. They will play, and gain an understanding through listening to, World Music and Rock and Pop

In S2, pupils have a more advanced Composing experience learning how to use form and add additional instrumental parts. They will use music software to produce a print of their composition. Pupils continue to extend their knowledge of technology through various ICT activities. Homework is as S1, but additionally pupils are asked to prepare and present a solo talk on a musical subject of their choice and to present it with audio excerpts to the class.

 

S2 Inventing task - 12 Bar Blues (click to open - you must be logged in to Noteflight first!)

 

 s2 online Quizzes


Identify Instrument Sounds

Instrument scramble

Instrument Concentration

Note Name Invaders

Travel through Treble Space

Treble Clef Warrior

How is your timing?

Intervals - listen to 2nds and 3rds

Skips, steps and repeats

 

S3-6 Courses:

Courses are offered at Standard Grade, Access 3,   Intermediate1, Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher.

Pupils work is supported by the use of Personal Learning Plans. The ‘Plans’ detail personal pupil profiles; assessment/ homework deadlines for the year; course information; teacher feedback sections on practical and composing work; concept lists; performance / NAB summary charts and useful websites. Parents are encouraged to read Personal Learning Plans to be updated with their child’s progress.