Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA

01768 371693

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A Co-operative Academy

Year 8 Music

In music at KSGS, year 8 is all about building on the work started in year 7.  The music we produce now will be more complex and demonstrate a greater understanding of musical theory. 

We study 6 projects:

Autumn 1 - Understanding The Blues: Blues Scale, Swing, Call and Response, Improvisation

Autumn 2 - Film Music and Leitmotifs

Spring 1 - Latin American Music and Samba

Spring 2 - Ensemble Skills through Popular Music Performance

Summer 1 - Music for Adverts (Listening and Performance)

Summer 2 - Music and Opera: Creating Music on the Subject of Refugees in the Style of Opera

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