Close

Download our FREE smartphone app today!

Get the app

Twitter

16/08/19

Retweetd From Stuart Lawrence Official

What a great night I was asked to speak & to hand out awards award ceremony. my main point was With great POWER comes great RESPONSIBILITY! How are you going to make a difference? Keep doing the great work and celebrating achievements of young people

16/08/19

Harris Academy Beckenham are celebrating after receiving fantastic A Level results this week! These have helped them secure places at a number of top universities and vocational courses. https://t.co/n5wQuzSrpR https://t.co/glX1RFAgOr

15/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to all our students picking up their today – fantastic to see so many excellent achievements across our academies

15/08/19

Good luck to all our students today collecting their A-level results! You have worked extremely hard and we are proud of you! https://t.co/9U3PVtxPq4

19/07/19

The ETA of the French trip arrival back at the Academy is 7pm!

19/07/19

Our Year 8 students spilling the tea on History at the Imperial War Museum, come and join the tea party! https://t.co/n3PWB9NLyC

19/07/19

Our stunning piece of artwork created by our Harris Experience students called 'Our World' made from donated up-cycled materials from staff, all of which had a special meaning or story attached to it. A community project sold at auction and purchased by Lord Harris himself! https://t.co/ZaSvmtl7dK

19/07/19

The fun continues ... https://t.co/JksGZoXVDy

18/07/19

Our Year 9s are immersed in a day packed rich with history. They have enjoyed a walking tour of Whitechapel, learning all about the murders of 1888 and are currently experiencing a day in the life of an Elizabethan soldier!” https://t.co/LyLjJ2MbGN

18/07/19

Students are at the market in Mont Didier. Having a great time practising their French! Bon Appetite! https://t.co/wZFAOgX7dg

17/07/19

With auction hammers at the ready our Harris Experience students have received their training to auction their creation at Christies entitled 'Our World'; a map of the world made from up-cycled material donated from staff behind which every piece has a story or precious memory. https://t.co/1CzqilDriR

17/07/19

Students have just visited the site of "le grande mine" at the Lochnagar Crater and the Somme Museum. https://t.co/i4RyT2kz9K

17/07/19

HABE Careers Fair 2019 began with George Imafidon, who gave an inspirational speech about moving out of your comfortable zone into the growth zone! https://t.co/X0MPRbOMHU

17/07/19

Looks like our staff and students are enjoying the most wonderful time already! https://t.co/2Psn4ZNsTT

15/07/19

Well-done to our amazing PE department. A great achievement!! https://t.co/gioto1L2BU

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Last act of the day!! Looking forward to next year already... https://t.co/59GvDJW20N

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Fancy watching Wimbledon in an open air setting with food, drink and music? Head on down to ! https://t.co/jCcOjsUAc3

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

A fiery debate taking place in our Creative Canopy Tent! https://t.co/Wz7cMUqxW3

12/07/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

BREAKING NEWS: SPAIN TRIP UPDATE...they have landed earlier than expected and arrival at HABE is expected at 4:45pm 🇪🇸

12/07/19

IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding . We have just received news that flight is now delayed. Estimated time of arrival back to the Academy is now 6.00pm.

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Music

Name

Position

Contact details

Ms V Duggan

Coordinator Performing Arts

v.duggan@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Ms Magee

Head of Music

e.magee@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Ms Asio Teacher of Music e.asio@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

 

Year 7

In year 7 music is taught to all students emphasizing the skills of performing, composing and listening and appraising of music. Students are taught to play keyboards, perform in groups using tuned and unturned percussion. Students are also taught to use music ICT using garage band to compose. Schemes of work taught include: pulse and rhythm, the blues, Chinese music and music ICT focusing on song structures.

Year

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Word

Homework

7

Musical Elements

Students will be able to identify and recognise the various musical elements.

Students will be able to use a range of musical elements independently.

Students will be aware of Musical Elements and how it relates to music in a wider context in and outside of school.

End of topic test
Keywords test
Performance test
Listening test

Spelling Words: Rhythm; Timbre; Structure; Dynamics & Texture.

Design a poster on the different musical elements including illustrative examples and word definitions.

Listening homework:  students pick a song of their choice and have to answer the questions on musical elements.

Musical elements definition worksheet.

 

Year 8

In year 8 music is taught to all students emphasizing the skills of performing, composing and listening and appraising  of music. Students have the opportunity to sing, play keyboards, use ICT in the form of garage band and to compose using a variety of styles and techniques. Schemes of work taught include Gospel music, theme and variations, Indian music and film music.

Year

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Word

Homework

 8

 Film Music

Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by:

  • identifying and exploring the expressive intentions of a variety of film music extracts, analysing how musical features and devices are used to create a sense of time and place.
  • composing music that synchronises with a visual narrative and effectively combines.
  • sound effects, mood music and character motifs.
  • refining and improving their work using relevant notations to express their intentions.
  • Listening Tests.
  • Creating a score for composition.
  • Performing composition along with the plan and score.
  • Synchronised; soundtrack; theme; title theme; character motif/leitmotif; pentatonic scale; atmosphere; tempo;
  • dynamics; rhythm; celeste; texture; pitch.
  • Worksheet 6.1b Film music facts

 

GCSE Music Overview

Qualification: GCSE

Exam Board: Edexcel 

Required Skills/attitudes 

Students must have an ability to perform on an instrument, or be able to play fluently with two hands on the keyboard. You must have an interest in all types of music, not just current popular trends. 

Students must also show a commitment to extracurricular musical activities. Creativity and a willingness to work hard and be able to recognise your strengths and areas for development are also required. 

Question are set on the 12 set works from the following 4 areas of study: 

Performing: Students will be required to perform two pieces of music on an instrument of their choice or to reproduce two pieces of music on the computer. 

Composing: Students will be required to compose two pieces of music to a specific, given brief. 

Listening: Students will have to listen to and answer questions based on 12 set works from a range of musical styles (Classical and Popular). 

Music Technology: There will be the opportunity to work in the Music Studio as part of the course. 

Topic/Unit Breakdown

Performing - 30% of the total marks are based on the two performances, one Solo (15%) and one Ensemble (15%) which are recorded during the final year. 

Composing - 30% of the total marks are based on the two compositions, completed during the final year -15% each. 

Listening - 40% of the total marks are based on the written, listening paper. (Final Exam) 

Handel Mozart Chopin 

Music in the 20th Century 

Schoenberg Bernstein Reich 

Popular Music in Context 

Miles Davis Jeff Buckley Moby 

World Music 

African Folk Indian 

Future Pathways

The course will allow students to pursue any  career paths, but is highly relevant to anyone looking for a career in the music industry. This course gives students experience that can be useful in performing, composing and record producing and feeds directly into higher education, (AS/ A level or BTEC) studying musical performance, musical composition or music technology.

Year 9

Year

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Word

Homework

Hooks & Riffs

 Pupils should be able to:

  • identify riffs in other songs and in other musical genres
  • perform with increasing confidence, both individually and working in an ensemble.
  • Compose their own hooks using different musical instruments.

 

  • Listening Test
  • Composition Activity
  • Performance Activity

Hook; Riff; Structure; Synthesisers; Melody & Samples.

Listening diary

Create a Radio Script ready to perform with completed composition.

Review Sheet of 3 Albums.

 

Year 10

Year

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Word

Homework

10

Music Elements & Key Terms

Students will have a good knowledge of and be able to demonstrate the following Musical Terms required for GCSE music:

  • Various Musical Devices
  • Motifs
  • Music Performance Terms & Symbols
  • Music Theory

 

Listening Tests

Performance Test

Written Tests

Compositional Tasks

 

Drone

Sequence

Ostinati

Imitation

Ornaments

 

Missing word definition worksheet.

Listening Diary Log

Music Theory Work book Activities. (To be set on a weekly basis)

 

Year 11

Year

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Word

Homework

11

Unit 3 Analysis

All students will have completed detailed analysis on the following set work for Area of study 3:

  • Miles Davis – All Blues
  • Jeff Buckley – Grace
  • Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad

Each set piece will be examined by:

Melody
Structure
Harmony/Tonality
Tempo, Rhythm & Metre
Instrumentation
Texture
Technology

Students will be assessed in the following ways:

Listening Tests
Mini Exam Tests
Performance Tasks
Compositional Tasks

Melisma

Vocalisation

Motif

Gaelic

Counter point

Cadence

Improvisation

Head

Rhythm section

Texture

 

 

All H/W will be set work related:

Write a mini essay on music from the Baroque period and name 2 pieces. Also comment on timbre; instrumentation; structure and melody.

Listen to 3 pieces of  music  of the early 90s and identify all the different studio effects used. Comment on melody; harmony; structure; technology and any other features.

Practice the Pentatonic scale for the following key signatures:

C; D; E & F.