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In music we want to foster students’ love of listening, playing and composing music, in both familiar and unfamiliar genres, to give all students a chance to be a musician and to create a love of music that is lifelong.

Key Stages 3, 4 & 5 Curriculum

Over the course of years 7-9, students incrementally develop their proficiency on a range of instruments and styles. Students will particularly focus on learning how to play the keyboard from staff notation with two hands; learning to play chords on the ukulele while singing; performing as part of a choir and a band; and learning how to compose their own music using both Soundtrap and Musescore technology. The KS3 course prepares students to take GCSE music while also giving them a wealth of performance opportunities to develop confidence, musical skill, and a life-long love of music.

By the end of Year 11 students will be confident performers on their chosen instrument and have performed live in a variety of settings. They will have composed stand-alone pieces in their chosen style and be able to confidently appraise a variety of genres. We study Eduqas GCSE.

By the end of Year 13 students will begin to take more ownership of their learning and practice. They will act as role models for other students lower down in the school and support co-curricular opportunities for younger students. We study Eduqas A level, providing continuity from the GCSE course.