British Folk Music

A course structured using all elements of British folk music to build students' performance, listening and composition skills so that they are well-prepared for their GCSE music qualification.

Created By

Rory H




British Folk Music


Course Overview

A Key Stage 3 music course on British folk music, pitched at the upper end of ability (high attaining Year 7 and 8s, as well as Year 9 classes). The course is structured using the elements of music and focuses on building students' listening, performance and composition skills, integrating all of the skills needed to prepare for a GCSE music qualification. The listening lessons focus on one element in relation to British folk music and allow students to develop their critical listening skills through a series of listening and short written exercises, including a GCSE-style listening test. Each listening lesson is then followed by a practical lesson which sees students applying their knowledge through performing folk music and composing their own music in folk styles. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive knowledge of the sound and style of British folk music, as well as a completed folk performance and composition.

Course Content


12 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

Sonority Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 2

Sonority Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 3

Tonality and Melody Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 4

Tonality and Melody Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 5

Harmony Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 6

Harmony Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 7

Tempo, Rhythm and Metre Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 8

Tempo, Rhythm and Metre Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 9

Texture Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 10

Texture Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 11

Structure Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 12

Structure Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Key Skills






Rory H

Music Specialist

Rory is a music fanatic! With a number of years teaching music in the classroom, Rory now also works closely with individuals and small groups to help develop their skills and work towards their learning targets.