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At Leeds City Academy, we aim to give students the opportunity by the end of KS4 to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the music industry, e.g. the live sound industry, solo or group professional performance, or music promotion and publishing. To support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic music course or an apprenticeship. We are proud to offer free tuition for students wishing to learn an instrument from year 7 to year 11. We have specialist rooms equipped with ICT and instrumental practice rooms. We offer a wide range of opportunities for students to practice and perform either solo or as part of a group.
We currently offer BTEC First Award in Music.

For more information, please contact our Head of department: Catherine Byfield

Course Delivered

  • BTEC First Award in Music (EDEXCEL)

 

Term by Term Subject Content

 

KS3

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

Performance

  Timing

Accuracy of melody and rhythm

Working with others

Notation reading

Basic instrumental and vocal technique

Fluency

 

Composition

Melody writing

Melodic development

Using melodic and rhythmic devices

Understanding notation

Writing basic harmony

Structuring their work.

 

Theory, Analysis, Listening and Appraisal

Understanding of music theory

Ability to analyse the main components and technicalities of music from both written and aural extracts

Ability to apply their analysis to validate the music’s purpose, intention or function.

Year 8

Performance

Timing

Accuracy of melody and rhythm

Working with others

Notation reading

Basic instrumental and vocal technique

Fluency

Composition

 Melody writing

Melodic development

Using melodic and rhythmic devices

Understanding notation

Writing basic harmony

Structuring their work.

 

Theory, Analysis, Listening and Appraisal

Understanding of music theory

Ability to analyse the main components and technicalities of music from both written and aural extracts

Ability to apply their analysis to validate the music’s purpose, intention or function.

KS4

Term 1

 

Term 2

Term 3

Year 9

BTEC Unit 5: 

Introducing Music Performance

Learning aim A: develop your music performance skills and review your own practice

 

Music Theory

BTEC Unit 5: 

Introducing Music Performance

Learning aim A: develop your music performance skills and review your own practice

 

BTEC Unit 2: 

Managing a Music Product

Learning aim A: plan, develop and deliver a music product

Learning aim B: promote a music product

 

Music Theory

BTEC Unit 5:  

Introducing Music Performance

Learning aim B: use your music performance skills within rehearsal and performance.

 

BTEC Unit 2: 

Managing a Music Product

Learning aim A: plan, develop and deliver a music product

Learning aim B: promote a music product

 

Music Theory

Year 10

BTEC Unit 1:   

The Music Industry

Learning aim A: Understand different types of organisations that make up the music industry

Learning aim B: Understand job roles in the music industry.

 

BTEC Unit 5: 

Introducing Music Performance

Learning aim A: develop your music performance skills and review your own practice

 

BTEC Unit 2:  

Managing a Music Product

Learning aim A: plan, develop and deliver a music product

Learning aim B: promote a music product

 

BTEC Unit 5: 

Introducing Music Performance

Learning aim A: develop your music performance skills and review your own practice

 

BTEC Unit 2:  

Managing a Music Product

Learning aim C: review the management of a music product.

 

BTEC Unit 5:  

Introducing Music Performance

Learning aim B: use your music performance skills within rehearsal and performance.

 

Year 11

BTEC Unit 3:

Live Sound

Learning aim A: plan for a live music event

Learning aim B: demonstrate understanding of health and safety

 

BTEC Unit 5: 

Introducing Music Performance

Learning aim A: develop your music performance skills and review your own practice

 

BTEC Unit 3:

Live Sound

Learning aim C: set up and use live music systems.

 

BTEC Unit 5:  

Introducing Music Performance

Learning aim B: use your music performance skills within rehearsal and performance.

 

 

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For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Catherine Byfield (Active and Design subjects )