How is the course assessed
Pupil progress will be monitored throughout each unit. Assessment will based on pupils ability to listen to, respond to, create and review music and will take place throughout each unit. Teachers will record progress in the following ways at four points during the year:
All marking will follow the James Brindley Feedback Policy and will be based on practical work, oral and aural response and written work.
How can you support your child at home
Encourage your child to listen to a wide range of music and discuss your likes and dislikes. Access https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zmsvr82
(BBC Bitesize music KS3) for music topics and skill development.
It will be extremely beneficial for your child to have access to a real musical instrument whilst at home. If you would like advice on purchasing an instrument for your child, please feel free to email Mr Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are unable to access a real instrument, utilise free smartphone and tablet apps that promote the development of musical skills including virtual keyboards, guitars and drumkits.
If your child is learning to play a musical instrument, encourage them to practise for at least 15 minutes per day.
A pair of over ear headphones will also be useful for music technology related activities.