This is an overview of the Music curriculum at Workington Academy.

Subject Music
Autumn Term Winter Term Summer Term
Key Stage 3
Year 7 Transition (Elements of Music)Graphic Scores

Christmas Music

Rhythm & NotationMelody Composition Chinese MusicUkulele Project
Year 8 Music & Space (Holst’s Planet Suite)Jazz Improvisation The BluesCalypso & Reggae Calypso & ReggaeRiffs & Motifs
Year 9 Musicals (Chicago)Film Music (James Bond & Thrillers) Adverts & JinglesSong writing Song Writing – continuedThe Music Industry
Key Stage 4
Exam Board Edexcel
Course Title GCSE Music
Throughout the course, all pupils will work on composition and performing tasks through the study of the12 Set Works.
Year 10 Moby: Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?Handel: And The Glory of the Lord

Reich: Electric Counterpoint

Schoenberg: PeripetieBuckley: Grace

Various: Rag Desh


Davis: All BluesBernstein: Something’s Coming
Year 11 Capercaille: Skye Waulking SongMozart: 1st movement Symphony No40 in G minor

Koko: Yiri

Chopin: ‘Raindrop’ Prelude  Revision of all set works and completion of all controlled assessments.