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Year 12 Remote Learning Week 8 (w/c 1st June)

Video Introduction

The above calendar gives an overview of what we are doing and when this half term. The focus is slightly changing as we study the following areas:

  1. Into the Twentieth Century (AoS E)
    • Unseen listening in three early twentieth century styles
    • Set work: Debussy ‘Nuages’ from Nocturnes
  2. Review Western Classical Tradition(AoS A) Haydn 104 and cover two more essay topics
  3. Continue with Musical Theatre Listening (concentrating on the 32-bar song)
  4. Experiment in a variety of non-WCT compositional styles

This Week

In general over this half term you need to do the six short composition tasks (see Calendar and Moodle) and make sure you have practice the music for your internal performance, which will go ahead in some form before the end of this term.

Monday

Wednesday

  • Watch AoS A introduction to Essay Topic G (Harmony and Tonality) and begin to make notes on this topic
  • Complete Dictation Exercise on Moodle
  • Keep revising movements 1 and 4 of the Haydn for review test w/c 29th June

Thursday

  • Complete Musical Theatre Worksheet

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 7 (w/c 18th May)

Coming up:

  • Thursday 21st May: Final Submission of Rondo
  • Monday 25th May: Submission of notes on Debussy

Rondo (Submission on Thursday)

As well as responding to your feedback you should also consider the following points:

  • Make sure there is plenty of articulation (particularly short slurs and staccatos) and dynamic marking
  • Keeping the A section returns varied (without breaking them!)
  • Making your textures lively and interesting (but not over complex)
  • You could also add a D section if you have not done so already so it goes ABACA’DABA. The A before the D should be shorter, more varied and modulate to the new key.

Debussy and the Early Twentieth Century

This week I want you to start research for the topic we are starting after half term. You should also start getting to know the first movement of the Debussy Preludes – the yellow score I gave you before lockdown.

  • You should complete the tasks described here: https://moodle1.kedst.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1139#section-8 by 25th May and submit on Moodle
  • You should also (if possible) read the chapter on Into the Twentieth Century in the Rhinegold Eduqas Study Guide
  • You should also read and listen to the links on the Short History of Music here
  • Listen to the Debussy. The track is on Moodle but also on Youtube This is a piece that you may not immediately be attracted to – it is atmospheric and evocative rather than tuneful. Try and listen to it immersing yourself in its atmosphere, which is something like a ship sailing on a misty ocean in which you can see blurred outlines and shapes and hear strange noises!

WCT etc

Later in the week I will have finished marking your assessments from last week and you should review your marks and feedback. I will let you know when this is ready.

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 6 (w/c 11th May)

Coming up:

  • Wednesday 13th May: Final Check of Rondo Draft
  • Thursday 14th May: Online Assessment: Musical Theatre Listening, Dictation, Short Answer on Haydn 104 (any movement), Essay on one of Topics B-F.
  • Thursday 21st May: Final Submission of Rondo

Rondo

Wednesday submission here

As well as responding to your feedback you should also consider the following points:

  • Make sure there is plenty of articulation (particularly short slurs and staccatos) and dynamic marking
  • Keeping the A section returns varied (without breaking them!)
  • Making your textures lively and interesting (but not over complex)
  • You could also add a D section if you have not done so already so it goes ABACA’DABA. The A before the D should be shorter, more varied and modulate to the new key.

WCT and Music Theatre

This week is test week! There will be a series of Moodle tests to do on THURSDAY.

  1. Watch the Revision Videos for all four movements of the Haydn and revise them (Minuet video will be up on Tuesday). First movement / Second movement / Third movement / Fourth movement (NEW VERSION)
  2. Make a revision aid for one or two of the movements that we can share. It could be a summary card, a quiz, a powerpoint or in fact anything at all. If you could attach a file or a link in the appropriate Moodle submission by the end of Tuesday that would be excellent.
  3. Do at least one Moodle Revision Quiz for each movement and a couple of music theatre practice exercises.
  4. Revise your essay topics
  5. Watch this video on Music Theatre Worksheet 33 from last week

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 5 (w/c 4 May)

Video Introduction

Coming up:

  • This Thursday 7th May: Timed Mixed Short Answer Test on Movements 1-3 (particularly 3)
  • This Thursday 7th May: Timed Essay facts any one of Topics B, C, or D (topics listed at the bottom of the page here)
  • Wednesday 13th May: Final Check of Rondo Draft
  • Thursday 14th May: Online Assessment: Musical Theatre Listening, Dictation, Short Answer on Haydn 104 (any movement), Essay on one of Topics B-F.
  • Thursday 21st May: Final Submission of Rondo

Rondo

You should have feedback. Please email if you have not. Next and final checkup is Wednesday 19th May.

WCT

  1. Do WCT Worksheet 44 in WCT Aural Workbook 2 (files and explanations on Moodle)
  2. Review Movement 1-3 Essay and Short Answer for Movement 3
  3. You could also look at the exemplar essay on Topic E beginning on Moodle and continue it in the same level of detail (if you did not do that last week).
  4. Do the test on Moodle between 9am and 10pm on Thursday (link in email if you cannot find it)

Musical Theatre

The introductory video includes a brief look at LAST weeks worksheet. There is now a new worksheet to complete

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 4 (w/c 27 April)

Video Introduction

Coming up:

  • This Thursday 30th: Timed Short Answer Test on Fourth Movement (Moodle)
  • This Thursday 30th: Rondo work-in-progress (including documentation on remaining WCT features added)
  • Next Thursday 7th May: Timed Mixed Short Answer Test on Movements 1-3
  • Next Thursday 7th May: Timed Essay on any one of Topics B, C, D or F (topics listed at the bottom of the page here)
  • Monday 11th May: Final Check of Rondo Draft
  • Thursday 14th May: Online Assessment: Musical Theatre Listening, Dictation, Short Answer on Haydn 104 (any movement), Essay on one of Topics B-F.
  • Thursday 21st May: Final Submission of Rondo

Rondo

Everyone should have had feedback and be acting upon it. When you hand it in again this Thursday you MUST provide an audit of your progress. Please copy and paste the feedback I gave you and annotate it in a different colour, highlighting what you have and have not done and asking for clarification or help where you need it.

WCT (finish 1-4 before WEDNESDAY morning then watch the next video)

  1. Do Worksheet 4 on Moodle
  2. Do WCT Listening Worksheet 45 in WCT Aural Workbook 2 (files and explanations on Moodle)
  3. Complete the Moodle Quiz and Kahoot (linked to on Moodle)
  4. Review Movement 2 Essay and Short Answer
  5. WEDNESDAY MORNING- follow up video on worksheet (Review of Second movement / Review of answers to Worksheet 4)
  6. THURSDAY Short answer test [available from 9am – 10pm] on Movement 4 (prepare using annotated score, animated annotated score and do a Moodle Quiz on fourth movement to prepare for this)
  7. You could also look at the exemplar essay beginning on Moodle and continue it in the same level of detail.

Musical Theatre

There is a worksheet to complete on Moodle (please do so before before Monday)

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 3

Welcome Video

NOTE: Next THURSDAY there will be a test on Haydn Fourth Movement

Rondo

If you handed it in on time you should have Feedback on Moodle by the end of today (Monday). If you haven’t, please let me know. I am working through the late and more complicated ones (i.e. ones on Musescore etc.) at the moment.

Please act on this feedback. You need to use the WCT Features Audit to help you add the remaining features. If you need help, drop me an email asking me to explain. Next time I take it in (on Thursday NEXT week – 30th April) I will want you to fill in a sheet updating what you have now added.

For most of you the work will be as follows:

  • Corrections
  • Adding missing WCT features
  • Improving textures (and changing them on repeated A sections)
  • Adding/improving a coda
  • Improving articulation and dynamics
  • Adding a D section (refer back to brief below)

WCT (finish 1-3 before Thursday morning then watch the next video)

  1. Do Worksheet 3 on Moodle
  2. Do WCT Listening Worksheet 13 in the booklet (files and explanations on Moodle)
  3. Complete the Moodle Quiz and Kahoot (linked to on Moodle)
  4. Watch the follow up video (NOW AVAILABLE)
  5. Review Movement 1 Essay and Short answer ready for the Internal Assessments in the week beginning 11th May
  6. NEW: Review movement 4 (now we have finished it) for a test next week. You might find the animated annotated score from before Easter helpful but I will also set some further review tasks on Monday

Musical Theatre

Download and print the worksheet on Moodle (it is also towards the end of the second Musical Theatre Workbook).

Use Video Part I and Video Part II to complete it

Remote Learning: Week 2 (w/c 30th March)

Week 2: Intro Video

Rondo

This week, before we start the Easter break, I would like you to do the following. I will then give you formal feedback over Easter so you can start really polishing it next term:

  • Make corrections as per your feedback
  • Make a list of WCT features from the brief and where they feature in your composition. This can just be a series of bullet points or a table in a Word or similar document
  • Copy and paste your ABA’ after the C section. Choose at least one A section and rewrite it with a modified texture.
  • Add a coda to the end (look at this handout on codas to help you)

Western Classical Tradition

  1. Keep on making notes on and revising for the timed essay at the end of this week on LAST MOVEMENTS. Video Part 1 / Video Part 2
  2. Complete Worksheet 2 (on Moodle) in readiness for a video and follow-up task later in the week
  3. Complete the dictation exercise on Moodle
  4. Watch this VIDEO that discusses answers to the worksheet and goes through the fourth movement of the Haydn
  5. COMPLETE the timed essay buy the end of Friday 3rd April and submit it on Moodle.