Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Year 10


  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term

 Components 1 and 2



Music for Media

1st Half Term

Component 1
• Popular music genres
• World music and fusion
• Music for media: film, TV or computer games
• Western classical styles of music
• Jazz and blues
• Iconic composers, artists, bands and producers who have influenced and impacted musical styles and genres
• Impact of technology on musical styles, instruments and genres

• Musical elements in different genres

• Types of music product

• Music performance

• Creating original music

• Techniques used in producing music

Component 2
• Learners will explore the expectations and personal skills required to succeed in the industry

• Methods of capturing musical development

• Having a clear and organised approach to communicating

• Sharing and commenting on work

• Completion of an initial skills audit

• Creation of a development plan

• Music performance
• Creating original music

• Music production.

Takes place in Spring term.

Spring Term


As above. Revisiting and improving on skills and knowledge throughout.

• Finalising portfolios ready to be internally assessed in Spring term.

Internally Assessed (60%)

Summer Term


• Introduction to component 3.

• Preparation for summer concert.