Music Curriculum Overview
We believe that students deserve a broad and ambitious music curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which ignites curiosity and prepares them well for future learning or employment. Our music curriculum will give students the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of music, through performing, composing listening and analysing. Students develop self-confidence through performance, and are encouraged creatively through composition skills. Students are taught to understand the complexities of music through analysis of a wide range of genres from different musical and cultural perspectives, encourage personal development through ensemble performances and group compositions. Understand how music can support the development of life skills, such as confidence, self awareness, perseverance and discipline and provide a holistic experience that they can take beyond their musical studies. Develop their cross-curricular skills of problem solving, perseverance, diligence, team work, time management, organisation, responsibility and cultural history.
Within year 7 students cover a range of artists, bands and producers as well as developing recordings and production techniques including developing their understanding of tempo. Within year 8 students cover inception, tonality, imagery and fashion as well as covering instrumentation and lyrical content. In year 9 students covering a greater range of musical content furthering and developing their understanding of the concepts incorporated in years 7 and 8.
The Music long term plan is available here.