Musical Contexts Year 7 Baseline Assessment Resources

 

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The Musical Contexts Version 1.0 Year 7 Music Baseline Assessment Listening Test can be used to assess the musical knowledge in terms of Listening, Appraising and Understanding skills of new year 7’s at the start of term, during or at the end of their first unit of work.  The test can be easily administered in a one hour music lesson and comes complete with an audio file which contains all the instructions, example questions and musical extracts.  The test covers areas such as pitch, rhythm, melody, the elements of music, notation, world music and musical instruments.  There’s also space for pupils to record their achievements in music, both in junior school and beyond and to set any targets they’d like to achieve during the year(s) ahead.  There’s supporting guidance notes and a mark scheme for teachers and the audio file is available in a choice of two formats - an “automated” recording and an actual human - the choice is yours! 

Musical Contexts Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test Version 1.0

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Following recent feedback regarding paper costs and ease of marking, Musical Contexts has now adapted the Year 7 Music Baseline Assessment Listening Test in an alternative format.  Available to download above are a shortened “two-page” Pupil Answer Booklet, together with a two page “Pupil Supplement” (for use in Questions 4-6 and not to be written on).  A simpler mark scheme has been added whereby page 1 can be copied onto acetate, cutting out the bold rectangles for easy marking (questions 5d-5f still required “longhand marking”) and score totalling.  It is hoped that these additions will assist in the administration of the test. 

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Musical Contexts Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test Version 2.0

The Musical Contexts Version 2.0 Year 7 Music Baseline Assessment Listening Test has been developed following recent changes and trends in music education, particularly with recent reforms regarding the new 2016 GCSE (9-1) Music specifications and after consultation and feedback from a number of music teachers.  As with the Musical Contexts Version 1.0 Year 7 Music Baseline Assessment Listening Test (still available below), this test has been designed to assess the musical knowledge in terms of Critical Engagement: Listening and Appraising skills of new year 7’s at the start of term, during or at the end of their first unit of work.  Following recent feedback, the Version 2.0 test now features:

·               A shorter test (six questions - total time - 25 minutes)

·               A more concise two-page pupil answer booklet (can be photocopied back-to-back on A4)

·               Video-led test containing on-screen slides with embedded audio, instructions and announcements.

·               Questions include: Listening to Music from Different Times and Places (identification of Tempo, Dynamics, Instruments and Genre), Rhythmic and Melodic Dictation (not based on repetition), Listening to Music based on Repeated Musical Patterns, a simple 8-mark short-answer GCSE-style Listening Question and a longer prose-style 10-mark GCSE-style Listening Question based on a piece of Film Music.

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test -

Pupil Answer

Booklet

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test Complete Audio Track (automated)

 

(45:34)  

42 MB

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test

Teachers Guidance and Mark Scheme

 

Year 7 Music Baseline Assessment Listening Test

Audio Transcript

 

Year 7 Music Baseline Assessment Listening Test

Complete Audio Track (human!)

 

(48:50)

45 MB

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test Marks, Grades and Levels Conversion

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test -

Shortened Two-page Pupil Answer Booklet

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test -

Pupil Supplement (Questions 4-6)

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test

Acetate Mark Scheme for Shortened Pupil Answer Booklet

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test Version 2.0 -

Pupil Answer Booklet

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test Version 2.0 - Mark Scheme

 

Year 7 Music Baseline Assessment Listening Test Version 2.0 - Video File (contains on-screen slides, audio, instructions and announcements)

 

(373 MB)

 

Year 7 Music

Baseline Assessment Listening Test Version 2.0 - Marks, Grades and Levels Conversion