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Teaching Staff

Mr J Stewart 

Year 7 students will study

A range of performance and creative projects such as; Body Percussion, Beat Boxing, Vocal Skills, African Music, Gamelan and Ukulele Skills. All homework will be focussed on music theory. 

Year 8 students will study

 A range of performance and creative projects such as; Film Music, Popular Ensemble Skills, Samba and Indie Music. All homework will be focussed on music theory. 

Year 9 students will spend 5 lessons per fortnight studying the following topics:

A range of performance and creative projects and specialise in one instrument of their choice. Projects include; Electronic Dance Music, Reggae Music, Rock Music and Blues Improvisation. 

Year 10 students will spend 5 lessons per fortnight studying the following topics:

Solo performance and ensemble performance. 

Composition skills in a range of styles. 

Four set works including; 'Brandenburg Concerto No. 5' - JS Bach, 'Killer Queen' - Queen, 'Defying Gravity' - Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), 'Release' - Afro Celt Sound System

 

Year 11 students will spend 5 lessons per fortnight studying the following topics:

Solo performance and ensemble performance. 

Composition skills in a range of styles. 

Four set works including; 'Piano Sonata No. 8' 'Pathetique' - Beethoven, 'Music for a While' Henry Purcell, 'Main Title' from Stars Wars - John Williams, 'Samba Em Preludio' - Esperanza Spalding. 

 

You will be assessed by

Two performances, two compositions and a listening/appraising exam (90 mins duration at the end of year 11)

Extra-curricular opportunities

Every student will have a one to one instrumental lesson and be expected to participate in one of the extra-curricular ensembles. This is compulsory. 

Homework

All homework will be music theory based and set work analysis

Examination board

EDEXCEL

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The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

Gardners Drive

Liverpool

L6 7UR

Tel: 0151 260 7600

Email: info@asfaonline.org

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