Our curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to develop their character and resilience. Our curriculum enables our students to realise their varied and ambitious aspirations.

Our curriculum ensures that we are ‘Enriching Lives’ for all our students throughout their journey from Year 7, to adults who contribute positively within our rich and diverse society.

Our curriculum is planned with the intention of enabling the best outcomes for all students no matter their starting points or barriers to learning. We pride ourselves on our broad, balanced, inclusive, and representative curriculum.

Our curriculum vision is modelled in the music Curriculum where we believe in an inclusive education for all.

Our curriculum intent is:  

  • Coherently plan and sequence our curriculum to meet the unique needs of all of our learners.
  • Offer a breadth of activities at KS3 that is sequential in leading to study BTEC Music at KS4; all students will be stretched and challenged over 5 years, taking into account different starting points.
  • Develop effective literacy and numeracy skills through the use of digital technology, creating learners who are confident and competent readers, writers and speakers, with essential analytical skills needed for subject success and future life.
  • Embed a range of wider opportunities and experiences for all, to ensure our learners have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Encompass the whole school core values through the Music curriculum.


As a result the Music curriculum will: 

  • Enable students to develop an understanding of music through performing, composing, listening and analysing.
  • Develop their performing skills to build self-confidence to support them in all aspects of life.
  • Cultivate creativity through a range of composition tasks throughout key stage 3
  • Analyse music from a wide range of styles and cultures.
  • Nurture literacy skills by developing key music terminology to enable pupils to speak with confidence about their work and a variety of styles.
  • Ensure pupils at KS3 are prepared to make informed decisions about Music at KS4 by developing their practical skills and knowledge of the musical elements.
  • Develop problem solving, perseverance, time management and organisation through performing, composing and listening tasks.
  • Acquire cultural capital through the introduction to a range of instruments and a wealth of music including Western Classical music and World Music. 
  • Develop digital skills using music software to produce music.
  • Ensure pupils are challenged no matter what their starting point by developing their leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills.
  • Ensure that our students develop a passion for Music and understand the multiple important benefits to having a depth of Musical skills and knowledge.