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KS5: Music – ‘The Trouser Role’

‘The trouser role’ or ‘Breeches role’ is a role in which an actress appears in male clothing (breeches being tight-fitting knee-length pants, the standard male garment in the classical era when breeches roles were introduced). In opera it can also refer to any male character that is sung and acted by a female singer. Most […]

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KS4: Music – ‘Elements of Disco’

By using a track from the film Priscilla Queen of the Dessert, learners are given the opportunity to explore the varied elements of disco music. In using the film as case study for the music, learners are also afforded the opportunity to learn about the definition of Trans.

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KS3: Music – ‘Bronski Beat’s Small Town Boy’

The differentiated objectives for this lesson were devised by using the 2011 National Curriculum attainment targets for Music at Key Stage 3. This lesson about Bronski Beat’s 80’s hit Small Town Boy allows learners to explore the music of a gay artist, using the music video to understand the context of the lyrics. Learners will […]

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