Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Studying Music:

  • Increases confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves health and well-being
  • Provides important life and social skills
  • Develops creativity and self- expression
  • Improves cognition, literacy and numeracy
  • Can be the key to unlocking potential and helps engagement in other areas

We aim to provide a high-quality music education which engages and inspires students to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians.

Through the schemes of work at KS3/4/5 students will perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians. Students will learn to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, and use technology appropriately. Students will understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, through the musical elements: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

We are committed to ensuring children 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.

KS3 Music

Year 7

Term 1 - Instruments of the orchestra, theory, keyboard skills.

Term 2 - Variations, Christmas song cycle

Term 3 - Ukulele project

Term 4 - Programme music

Term 5 - World music

Term 6 - Blues

Year 8

Term 1 - Reggae

Term 2 - Waltz

Term 3 - Musicals

Term 4 - Form and Structure

Term 5 - Film Music

Term 6 - Ukulele and Ensemble Skills

Year 9

Term 1 - Latin Music

Term 2 - Rock Music

Term 3 - Baroque Music

Term 4 - Folk

Term 5 - Protest Songs

Term 6 - Free performance / presentation

GCSE Music

Year 10

Term 1

  • Composing
  • Music theory and listening skills

Term 2

  • Traditional Music and composing
  • Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910 and listening skills

Term 3

  • Graceland (Paul Simon) and composing
  • Clarinet Concerto Mozart

Term 4

  • Graceland (Paul Simon) and composing
  • Clarinet Concerto Mozart and listening skills

Term 5

  • Performing
  • Popular music and listening skills

Term 6

  • Graceland (Paul Simon) and composing
  • Traditional music and listening skills

Year 11

Terms 1 & 2

  • Traditional Music, Clock revision and composing
  • Mock paper and Beatles revision and listening skills

Term 3

  • Listening skills - western Classical Tradition 1650-present day revision and composing
  • Music theory and listening skills, practical performance

Term 4

  • composition completion and programme notes
  • Popular Music and Traditional music revision and practical performance

Term 5

  • Revision
  • listening skills/Beatles revision

Term 6

  • Exam

A Level Music

Year 12

Term 1

  • Romantic Piano Music - Grieg
  • 10 marker technique
  • Composing skills

Term 2

  • Romantic Piano Music - Brahms
  • Composing skills
  • Music for Media
  • Essay skills

Term 3

  • Romantic Piano Music - Chopin
  • Composing skills
  • Music for Media
  • Essay skills

Term 4

  • Composing free brief
  • Listening skills
  • Music for Media

Term 5

  • Composing free brief
  • Listening skills
  • Music for Media
  • Consolidation of Romantic Piano Music

Term 6

  • Baroque Concerto - Purcell
  • Composing free brief
  • Listening skills
  • Music for Media

Year 13

Term 1

  • Romantic Piano Music – Chopin Nocturne
  • Composing free brief
  • Listening skills
  • Jazz

Term 2

  • Baroque Concerto - Vivaldi
  • Composing-  brief
  • Listening skills
  • Jazz

Term 3

  • Baroque Concerto - Bach
  • Composing-  brief
  • Listening skills
  • Jazz

Term 4

  • Consolidation - Baroque Concerto
  • Composing-  brief
  • Listening skills

Term 5

  • Listening skills
  • Revision

Term 6

  • Exam