The Music Department is a space where students can experience music from a global, historical and contemporary perspective. As pupils encounter new sounds and styles they will have the opportunity to acquire vocal and instrumental skills, develop musical vocabulary to describe and evaluate music they hear and learn how to create their own music. Pupils will be encouraged to perform to a high standard both in class and to others throughout the year.
The Music Department has an inclusive and ambitious approach that endeavours to help every pupil find their musical identity and see themselves as a musician. We seek to support the musical aspirations of all pupils and commit to teaching the acquisition of instrumental and vocal skills within class lessons so all pupils are equipped to take the subject at GCSE and A Level.
The Music Department aims to ensure all pupils:
- Value and listen with interest and understanding to music from around the globe, from different historic western classical periods and from different aspects of popular culture.
- Describe the music they hear using musical vocabulary and justify preferences using subject specific language.
- Perform with confidence and enjoyment to an audience as part of a group or alone.
- Create their own music through improvising or composing using musical devices learnt through listening and performing activities.
- Read music notation through instrumental teaching within class lessons to facilitate ongoing learning of new music beyond the classroom and in the future.
- Perform music on their instrument of choice to their peers in termly Class Concerts.
- Have the opportunity to take their musical learning beyond the classroom by taking part in extra curricular groups, Music Academy group instrumental lessons or one to one tuition.