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Music and Music Technology

Curriculum Intent Statement


Music is a day-to-day part of life, both as a means of expression and as a defining aspect of cultures throughout the world. We aim to foster a love of  making and experiencing music and an appreciation of its value in society by exposing students to a wide range of styles and genres.  As students progress through the school, the depth of study will increase to develop an understanding of why music sounds how it sounds and why this might have come about.

Key Stage 3 Course Information

In Key Stage 3 Music we take a  Mastery approach to teaching, learning and assessment. In order to ensure that our students are ‘ready to progress’ to Key Stage 4 courses, we have produced a statement highlighting what students need to know, remember and be able to do to have 'mastered' the subject. It is against these that we assess. In students’ books and in their work we would expect to see evidence of revisiting concepts and content and students reflecting on their work and feedback from teachers. We would also expect to see evidence of the content and concepts students need to know - these will often be in the format of a knowledge organiser. This will be backed up with evidence of 'low stakes' testing so students can measure their own progress.

See our Curriculum map for further details on the content of the key Stage 3 course, which includes links to knowledge organisers

Key Stage 4 Course Information


Key Stage 5 Course Information