Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA

017683 71693

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A Co-operative Academy

Year 7 Music

In music at KSGS, year 7 is all about developing the foundation skills and about learning to appreciate music in all its forms from this country and around the world.

We study 6 projects:

Autumn 1 - Jazz in the Classroom: Understanding Swing, Jazz Melody and Improvisation

Autumn 2 - Practical Understanding of the Elements of Music through Listening and Composition based on Seasonal Music.

Spring 1 -The Features of African Music: Listening, Polyrhythmic Percussion Performance and Pentatonic Composition

Spring 2 - Chords and Harmony - Learning through Popular Arrangements

Summer 1 - Variations on a theme: Listening and Composition

Summer 2 - Ceremonial Music: Creating and Performing Music for an Occasion 

The topics are taught through listening tasks, performing in ensembles and alone and through composition tasks.  Students have many opportunities to use departmental ICT resources - Sibelius.

For further information please contact Karen West