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Last week of term!

Don’t forget the Virtually Live! released this Friday.

We just have two days this week and I want to wrap up the term with some assessments as follows:

  1. Timed Essay on Topic A (watch this revision video first)
  2. Mini-Debussy test (watch the revision video and look at the annotated score first) [now on Google Classroom]
  3. Musical Theatre assessment [now on Google Classroom]

You also need to hand in your Serial composition by the end of Tuesday.

Finally please take the opportunity this week to catch up on any work missed on Google Classroom.

I will finish marking work including performances this week (i.e. by Friday)

In September we will have a full mock. I will do a revision booklet by the end of this week to guide your preparation for this.

Have a lovely summer. I can’t wait to see you all properly in September!

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 12

Summary for work for this week

For the lessons in college you will need your DEBUSSY scores please.

If you have got behind – PLEASE make sure you catch up now while there is time.

Coming up
This week: performances, Haydn short answer on movements 2 & 3,
Final week (mon./tue. only): timed essay on overall form (Topic A), mini test on AoS E, mini musical theatre test, deadline for serial composition sketch and film cue sketch

Into the C20 (AoS E)

  • Complete Debussy Nuages Revision Worksheet (on Google Classroom)
  • Composition Task. You need to complete the Serial composition – there is a video on it here. The basic task is to generate a matrix (set of serial rows – generator here) and then to use the pitches to write a piece. See brief on Google Classroom.

WCT AoS A

  • Short answer test on Haydn movements 2 and 3. Will ONLY be available on WEDNESDAY.
  • Complete your research for essay on overall form (Topic A). There will be a video to help you consolidate later in the week

Also there is the virtual concert choir piece to do here and your practical work to prepare for NEXT WEEK.

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 11

Summary for work for this week

For the lessons in college you will need your DEBUSSY scores please.

If you have got behind – PLEASE make sure you catch up now while there is time.

Coming up
This week: Haydn short answer on movements 1 & 4, deadline for octatonic and whole tone composition sketches
Next week: performances, Haydn short answer on movements 2 & 3,
Final week (mon./tue. only): timed essay on overall form, mini test on AoS E, mini musical theatre test, deadline for serial composition sketch and film cue sketch

Into the C20 (AoS E)

  • Complete Debussy Worksheet 4 (on Google Classroom)
  • Wider Listening Worksheet (now on Google Classroom)
  • Composition Tasks (for this Friday on Google Classroom). The octatonic sketch set last week (make sure you have looked at the . notes and watched the video) PLUS you need to do a whole tone sketch. Both in for this Friday. The whole-tone one is very much like the pentatonic. Stick to the correct scale and concentrate on rhythm, colour and texture to make it interesting.

WCT AoS A

  • Short answer test on Haydn movements 1 and 4. Will ONLY be available on WEDNESDAY.
  • Start doing your research for overall form symphony topic. There will be a video to help you consolidate next week

Musical Theatre Aos C

  • Set THURSDAY

Also there is the virtual concert choir piece to do here and your practical work to prepare for NEXT WEEK.

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 10

Summary for work for this week

For the lessons in college over the next three weeks you will need your DEBUSSY scores please

Into the C20 (AoS E)

  • Watch this video on octatonic scales
  • Complete Debussy Worksheet 3 (on Google Classroom)
  • Wider Listening Worksheet (on Google Classroom)
  • Composition Task (for NEXT Friday). Write a short (i.e. 12 or so bars) octatonic sketch. You need to have a look at the examples here for inspiration and watch the video above.

WCT AoS A

  • Dictation (on Google Classroom)
  • Complete essay in timed conditions on WEDNESDAY (on Google Classroom). You can either handwrite and scan or type.

Musical Theatre Aos C

  • Set THURSDAY

Also there is the virtual concert choir piece to do here and your practical work to prepare.

Year 12 Remote Learning Week 9

This week I am trialling putting everything on Google Classroom. I don’t want to get left in the dark ages of Moodle if everyone else is moving on!

I hope it isn’t too much of a pain!

Let me know if you are having problems.

Summary for work for this week

Into the C20 (AoS E) – set on Monday / due Thursday

  • Debussy Worksheet 2 (start with this)
  • Core Wider Listening Piece 1 (this is just a bit of unseen listening for now, but actually this piece is one we are going to study as one of three core wider listening pieces – we need these as further examples for a 5-mark question in the exam)
  • Composition Task (for Friday). Write a short (i.e. 12 or so bars) pentatonic sketch. You need to have a look at the examples here for inspiration and watch the video here. Google Classroom NOT Moodle please

WCT AoS A

  • Dictation (on Google Classroom)
  • Research/Revision for essay on Harmony and Tonality (remember video from last week)
  • Complete Moodle Quiz Haydn 104 Movement 4 Quiz 3

Musical Theatre Aos C

  • ‘People will say we’re in love’ listening exercise.
  • 32-bar song form – due in on Google Classroom NOT Moodle please

Also there is the virtual concert choir piece to do here and your practical work to prepare.

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

  • Complete Dictation Exercise on Moodle
  • Keep revising movements 1 and 4 of the Haydn for review test w/c 29th June. There are two Moodle Quizzes to complete.
  • Begin to make notes on Essay Topic G (harmony and tonality).

Thursday

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)

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