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Year 12 Half term

You have finished Starting Points and I am not setting any particular work over half term.

If you are feeling keen, you could do some listening as follows:

  • THIRD movement of Haydn’s Symphony 104, which we will be studying,
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s music, particularly Oklahoma and Carousel
  • Any Haydn and Mozart String Quartets, to get a better feel for how these go

Year 13 Half Term Homework

Preparation for first week back after half term:

  • Review FOURTH movement of Haydn and Fourth movement essay topics ready for us to tackle this when we get back.
  • Review Poulenc – notes in your revision booklets and both annotated and blank scores are on Moodle. We will have a short test on the usual AoS E lesson (Tuesday for A group / Thursday for B group). If time, there will also be a short C20 test including the 5-marker at the end on Core Wider Listening.

Have a nice break!

Year 13 Homework w/c 14th October

  • Transfer your notes on essay topics from your year 12 revision booklet to the new year 13 booklet
  • Revise for a timed essay at the end of next week on EITHER Second or Third movements
  • Complete your work for the Composition Portfolio Submission at the end of next week on Moodle, This needs to be substantial sketches including at least first and second subjects, codetta and some development sketches

Year 12 Homework w/c 14th October


Complete a draft of the Starting Points Final Assessment on Sibelius and submit by the end of Wednesday (earlier if you like). The final submission of this will be Friday.




Make sure you are ready for the test on FRIDAY next week. It will include:

  • Chords and labelling (see here)
  • Keys and modulations
  • Embellishment (see here)
  • Four-part harmonisation of cadences (see in booklet and practice on Moodle)
  • Basic phrase structures (see here)

Year 12 HW w/c 7th October

Composition Task (8-bar sentence – Exercise J3)

DUE: TUESDAY 15th on Moodle by the end of the day

Write an 8-bar phrase in A major on a piano score. The bass stave should be used just to indicate the chords with the melody in the treble stave.

Instruction are on page 37 of the starting points book and HERE on Moodle

Note: I am happy for this to be handed in on paper by the end of the college day on Tuesday if you prefer but I would rather you did it on Sibelius