MUSIC

THE MUSIC CURRICULUM

Music enhances our lives and those of others through performance, creativity, and the medium of sound. Our ambition is to engage and inspire students to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-esteem, creativity and sense of achievement.

 

As we identify the key knowledge students should master in music, we think carefully about how we want students to think as musicians.  We want students to: 

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • Understand and explore how music is created and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, sonority, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations

 

The music curriculum is sequenced around the following key concepts:

  • Performing
  • Composing
  • Listening & Appraising
  • Music Theory

Subjects include GCSE Music and A-level Music.

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