Subject Overview

Pupils study one year of music, this will take place in year 7, 8 or 9. During this time they will cover the compulsory national curriculum for music.

In Year 7 and 8; students follow an Introductory Curriculum; which includes:

  • Introduction to Music. (Practical & Theory)
  • The elements of Music
  • Musical Notation
  • Form & Structure
  • Instruments of the Orchestra
  • Introduction to Music Technology

In Year 9; pupils build on their skills in Listening, Performing and Creating. This includes song-writing and composing music using Garage-Band. Pupils use Mac computers, keyboards and a variety of Instruments to develop their performance and composition skills. Pupils are encouraged to develop their Independence, Social and Collaborative Skills during lessons as they learn to appreciate a range of different Musical Forms and Genres. We aim to develop appreciation of Music from a range of cultures, help pupils to express their ideas through the medium of Music and develop practical skills as well as prepare students to be active listeners, learners and creators.

(Reviewed September 2018)