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Year 13 Homework w/c 1st March


I would like you submit your compositions at some time between now and March 12th. It would be more convenient if they were spread out that all on the last day or this period (and you will get probably better and more timely feedback). Please could you indicate exactly what you have done BY ANNOTATING MY FEEDBACK on your log and posting the link as a comment on your submission. Submission on Google Classroom

Make sure you have finished work from last week (research task on Topic H (Drama and Narrative) and that you are ready for the Poulenc Test on Friday 5th

Year 12 HW w/c 1st March


AoS A – Western Classical Tradition

Year 12 w/c 22nd February

Also, please make sure you have finished the homework from half term:

Year 12 HW (w/c 25th January)

  • Complete the revision task on Google Classroom ready for the test on Thursday 28th
  • Complete the initial research task for Topic F (Orchestration) on Google Classroom. Due Tuesday 2nd February.
  • Complete your composition corrections and write a codetta (in the dominant). You should transpose it into the tonic for the coda and, if you want to be fancier, extend it. There are some notes on Codas at the bottom of this page There is then some more copying and pasting to make the recap. You need to copy and paste S1 at the end of your composition as it is. You need to rewrite your transition so it does NOT modulate. You then need to copy and paste S1 again to make the transposed S2, which is now the same as S1. A nice little extension would be to change S2 this time round to make the recap of it varied. (due Friday February 5th)

Year 12 Xmas Homework

Development of the Symphony

Complete the reading and research task on First movements (Topic B) on Google Classroom (due first lesson back in January)


Make sure you sort Sibelius at home so you can make your corrections on Project 6 so far in response to the feedback given. Also due in first day back please.

Year 12 homework w/c 7th December

Please do the Virtual Carols ASAP! Thanks


Please complete the compound period and tonic noise started in class and hand in on GC by the end of MONDAY. Just for String Quartet for the moment.

Review of Haydn work

Please complete the review tasks on Google Classroom (available from Thursday evening)

Year 12 Homework w/c 23rd November

Composition (submit on GC by Friday 27th)

Please complete the remaining bars (see booklet for instructions):

1) Augmented sixth in bar onto dominant pedal in bar 15 (already written) 2) Circle of fifths from 10-13 (back in your HOME key). Write the first two bars then sequence exactly – don’t make it any more complicated
3) Write a bar that leads nicely into your circle of fifths in bar 9
4) Rewrite your A section so that it doesn’t modulate (so from the s.d. onwards it is all down a fifth) and put that as the last eight bars

Preparation for assessments (on Thursday 3rd)

  • Complete review tasks on Haydn movement 3 (Revision then Revision Test on Google Classroom)
  • Use your notes to prepare for essay on Topic D (third movements)

Year 12 Homework w/c 16th Nov.

Composition (by Friday)

Correct modulating period AND add the dominant pedal in bars 15-18 (on Classroom)

Review (for Tuesday)

Haydn 104 review task on here on Google Classroom

Symphony Essays review task on here on Google Classroom

Homework w/c 2nd Nov.

Composition (Monday 9th)

Please complete the Minuet Orchestration task on Google Classroom

Haydn 104 (Tuesday 10th)

Please compete the Minuet Review Task.

AoS A Development of Symphony Essay (by lesson on Thursday 11th)

Please do the research task. Read, listen, make some notes then upload them for the four symphonies requested in Topic D

Year 12 Homework w/c 10th October

Composition Project 3 – submitted for checking prior to final entering during class on TUESDAY 20th

See instructions in booklet. You can either adapt/improve your melody from the sentence in Project 1 (or even more heavily adapt Project 2) or you can write something from scratch. Do be sure to follow all the instructions though if you redo Project 1.

NOTE: you have feedback Google Classroom that you need to look at before you start using Project 1 in this project!

Revise for the final Starting Points test next week on Thursday 22nd

Complete the practice questions on Google Classroom:

There are also some quizzes on Moodle (scroll down to Starting Points Quizzes) if you want some extra practice on the basics.

The following topics will be included in the test:

  • Aural identification of chords and cadences
  • Analysing chords and keys
  • Labelling embellishments on a score
  • Analysing phrase structure
  • Writing simple embellishments
  • Harmonising a cadence in four parts
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