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“Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young”


Music provides students with the opportunity to explore and express thoughts and feelings which may otherwise remain hidden; in doing so they make connections and broaden the depth of their thinking. Through the learning and practice of musical skill students also develop their powers of concentration, patience and resilience; group work helps them to learn how to share, discuss and develop ideas to a common end. The creation of original music in compositions allows them individual expression and develops the ability to choose, reject and refine ideas.

The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all students

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
  • be taught to sing, create and compose music
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated

We aim for students to gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. We are committed to developing a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life.

We are committed to ensuring students understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.

Please below to see full details of the course in our: Music Curriculum and Assessment booklet