music key stage 3
5 Ways to support your childmusic

1. Encourage them to listen to a range of different music.

2. Any trips to concerts, musicals will always provide pupils with additional support.

3. Encourage them to become involved in an extra curricular music activity.

4. Encourage them to take up instrumental lessons – individual and paired lessons are available on a range of instruments. We can provide some instruments for pupils to use to support this learning.

5. We would recommend that parents support performances at school. This encourages the pupils to perform to the very best of their ability.

Year 7 Curriculum Overview

Skills focus – musical elements.

Rhythm work.

Working within an ensemble.

Music to represent Mood and emotion.

Music to tell a story or’ paint a picture.’

Keyboard Skills.

Developing Ukulele skills.

Rap/ song writing.

Form and Structure in music.

Performance skills.

Year 8 Curriculum Overview

Ostinato work – making repetition interesting.

Remix work.


Rhythm work.

Introduction to Protools.

Ukulele/ guitar skills.

Ensemble work – smaller and whole class.


More complex song and rap writing. – exploring different structures.

Keyboard skills.


Years 7 and 8 – KS3 assessment takes place at the end of every unit. Students are given a mark out of 10 and are assessed on composing, performing and appraising music in a variety of situations. The assessments are mainly practical in nature reflecting the character of the work. A summative level is awarded for each Working At assessment based on the work the pupils have completed at that point.


Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School by STB