The study of music engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and nurture their talent as musicians. This in turn helps to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement, so that pupils eventually develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, perform, listen and appraise. Music is taught at Key Stage 3, as part of the Music and Drama carousel.
Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • Elements of music
  • Form and structure, creation
  • Learning ukulele
  • Music from Indonesia
  • Song writing
  • Composition
  • Rhythm and song
  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
  • Blues
  • Minimalism
  • Reggae music
  • Stomp
  • Western classical music
  • Instrumental fluency
  • Performance skills
  • Deepening understanding of music through performance

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

Enrichment Offer

Playing a musical instrument has huge benefits. It is good for academic progress, improving concentration and organisational skills, and developing self‐esteem, confidence and social skills. The Academy offers a wide range of peripatetic music lessons and pupils have the opportunity to play a variety of instruments, both during and after school. The Academy also has a choir, and pupils have the opportunity to perform for both their peers and the public.

Useful Resources and Revision Support