Homework

KS3 Booklets

If you wish to practise at home what you have been learning in your lessons, you can download and view the KS3 Booklets below:

Year 7 Booklet

Year 8 Booklet

Year 9 Booklet

Homework Summary

KS3 KS4 KS5
Frequency of homework No formal homework is set due to only having one lesson per week which is mainly practical and because not all students have the required resources (e.g. music software, keyboards, guitars) at home. Preparation for weekly terminology tests for GCSE keywords. Continuous performance and composition development as this is 60% of the GCSE course. Preparation for weekly terminology tests for A Level keywords. Continuous performance and composition development as this is 60% of the A Level course.
Type of homework Scores are available on the Shared Area for students who wish to further their classwork independently. Practice Rooms may be available at break and lunch time on request for anyone who wishes to further develop their classroom skills. One performance and one composition will be recorded each half term, therefore rigorous independent preparation is required. One set work and related wider listening will be studied each half term and appropriate pieces of analytical homework completed in response. One performance recital and one composition task will be recorded each half term, therefore rigorous independent preparation is required. Two set works and related wider listening will be studied each half term and appropriate pieces of analytical homework completed in response.
Time expected to complete homework Daily practice is required on the student’s chosen performance discipline (instrument or voice). One lunchtime or after school session per week using music software in MU2 is required to progress with composition. 30 minutes per written homework is expected. Daily practice is required on the student’s chosen performance discipline (instrument or voice). At least one lunchtime, study period or after school session per week using music software in MU2 is required to progress with composition. Students may also do composition work at home if they have the requisite resources. One hour per written homework is expected.
Separate CW and HW books? Folders with class workbooks are kept in school. A folder containing all performance, composition, analysis and listening work is used to show continued progression between classwork & homework. A folder containing all performance, composition, analysis and listening work is used to show continued progression between classwork & homework.
Methods of assessment All KS3 students are assessed once every half term by the teacher. Self-and peer-assessment occur each lesson. Performance and composition work will be self, peer, and teacher-assessed with reference to the exam board’s mark scheme. Formal analysis homework will be teacher assessed. Performance and composition work will be self, peer, and teacher-assessed with reference to the exam board’s mark scheme. Written homework will be teacher assessed.