Pre-GCSE Music Appreciation Course for Children (Ages 7-11)

Preparation for my GCSE Music Courses 11+

Every Tuesday @ 11.15 (Term Time)
Starting Tuesday 7th September 2021
1/2 hr lessons

This course is targeted towards the 7-11 age range and above all a ‘feel-good’ weekly offer for home educated children who would like to add a creative subject to their curriculum. It would suit children who have not yet started learning to play an instrument or for those who wish to expand on their current instrumental/vocal tuition.

During the course students will;

  1. Listen to, review and evaluate the music of the great famous composers (i.e. In the Hall of the Mountain King (Edvard Grieg), Carnival of the Animals (Camille Saint-Saëns) etc).
  2. Learn to recognise the various instruments of the orchestra.
  3. Develop subject specific vocabulary related to the musical elements (dynamics, rhythm, tempo, metre, structure, instrumentation, texture, harmony and tonality). 
  4. Learn about the Music Basics (music notation).
  5. An introduction to composition and musical devices used to develop ideas. 

I loosely follow the National Curriculum Attainment Targets for Key Stage 3 but will be working at a higher level and introducing some of the skills required for GCSE Music.

Pre-GCSE

GCSE

AS Level

A Level