Where words fail music begins….

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.  We aim to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they are encouraged to develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to a wide range of music.


Pupils are encouraged to:

  • play and perform confidently in a range of solo and ensemble contexts using their voice, playing instruments musically, fluently and with accuracy and expression
  • improvise and compose; and extend and develop musical ideas by drawing on a range of musical structures, styles, genres and traditions
  • use staff and other relevant notations appropriately and accurately in a range of musical styles, genres and traditions
  • identify and use the inter-related dimensions of music expressively and with increasing sophistication, including use of tonalities, different types of scales and other musical devices
  • listen with increasing discrimination to a wide range of music from great composers and musicians
  • develop a deepening understanding of the music that they perform and to which they listen, and its history.

Through Music students will also develop their team work, problem solving, numeracy and literacy skills which contribute to the development of the whole child.

Music Curriculum Map 2017 KS3

Specification GCSE L1-L2 Music

Subject Curriculum Overview - Music with POLS