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Year 13 Homework and revision planner

NOTE: you should be doing regular revision every week using the checklist to make sure you use all the available resources. The planner is to help your synchronise your schedule with what we are reviewing in class.

Timed Essay on Melody and Theme (Thursday 13th / Friday 14th February)

NOTE: I would like to focus this essay on motivic and thematic repetition, so I would replace the Haydn/Mozart examples on the list with Haydn 31 (with its returning theme from the first movement in the finale). You will also just need to make sure you focus on this element. The Stamitz can be a negative point.

Please revise accordingly the Development of the Symphony notes and those in your revision pack.

Short Answer Questions on Debussy/Poulenc/Haydn

On the first lesson back after half term we will have a short answer question on EITHER movement 3 OR 4 from the Haydn and on either Debussy OR Poulenc. Please make sure you revise for this test.


On FRIDAY 14th February you need to hand in all your compositions COMPLETED for feedback as Portfolio Assessment 3.

Year 13 Homework (w/c 4th Nov.)

Composition (A: Monday / B Wednesday)

Please complete corrections and suggestions from feedback on Piece 1 and start thinking about what you are going to do for Piece 2


Please review the following:

  • Haydn fourth movement
  • Fourth movements of Wider Listening Symphonies
  • FOR the following week, you need to start reviewing the Debussy Nocturne.

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 13 Homework w/c 30th September

Composition Homework (A – Monday; B – Wednesday)

You should be cracking on with sketches. For those doing Sonata form, over the next few weeks, the following should be complete:

  • First subject (tonic)
  • Second subject (dominant)
  • Codetta (dominant – see notes on Moodle)
  • Some sketches for the development in a range of keys and exploring and developing motifs in different textures

Exam work

This week we are looking at SECOND movements. Please review the Haydn and start reviewing Essay topic C.

NEXT week we will look at review the Webern and Ravel Wider listening works. Please make sure you have learnt the points relevant to them.

Year 13 Music HW w/c 16th September

You need to have come up with TWO initial idea (e.g. a first and second subject) for your Composition 1 by the end of

  • Group A MONDAY 23rd
  • Group B WEDNESDAY 25th

Hand in on MOODLE please

AoS E (Twentieth century)
– Look over the work we have done on the Poulenc – we will do review with blank scores so you need to know keys and chords etc.
– Review the Ravel String Quartet wider listening work

Welcome Back!

Mock this week


Monday – Musical Theatre, Debussy and C20

Tuesday (double) – Haydn Short Answer, Dictation, Essay

Thursday – Composition and Posters


Tuesday – Musical Theatre, Debussy and C20

Thursday (double) – Haydn Short Answer, Dictation, Essay

Friday – Composition and Posters

Poster Session
Your poster should contain;

  • Very basic biographical summary (including dates and where composer worked)
  • Brief summary of style and key pieces for which the composer is known
  • Key pieces (from Development of Symphony on A level music) with key features
  • Your poster should fit on an A4 sheet and be visually pleasing!