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Music Technology Key Stage 5


Inspiring students to develop an understanding of music as a collective and individual expression through Composing, Performing and Listening. 

Curriculum Overview

We want all students to experience, engage with and develop an understanding of a wide variety of genres and styles of music. We want them to develop the techniques and skills that enable them to create, play, analyse and critically listen to music. We want them to appreciate the spiritual, historical, political and social forces that shape music and its role in the formation and expression of collective and individual personality. We want them to love music. 

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Sequencing, Setting and Support

Content is delivered in chronological order, allowing them to build on their learning at each stage. For some units (e.g. Composition) students are taught as a whole class and in an individual setting. Most lessons begin with a recap of previous content, which allows students to make connections in their learning. 

Students are taught in mixed ability groups, which allows all students to access challenging content.   

Teachers know their students well and differentiate learning, so every student can succeed to the best of their ability. This includes providing compositional starters, studio practice and guidance, and 1-1 targeted support in lessons.    

Alive Themes in Music Technology

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Assessment in Music Technology

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Homework and how Parents/Carers Support Learning

All homework is set on Bromcom which is an app and website available to students and parents/carers. Further information is available on our Bromcom parents and carers support page.

These are the principles which underpin our homework.

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Homework is a mixture of regular listening, literacy-based activities and aural work. Typically, students are asked to learn key vocabulary or musical concepts and then to demonstrate their understanding of meaning by applying them to music which they analyse by ear. Often, this work will then be tested in class or compiled into a piece of work to be presented by students to the rest of the class.  

Useful Music Technology Resources

All four components are available on Moodle: 

Music Technology Component 1: Recording 

Music Technology Component 2: Composition 

Music Technology Component 3: Listening and Appraising 

Music Technology Component 4: Producing and Analysing 

Contact us

St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School
Somerset Square, Bristol, BS1 6RT

0117 3772100