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The aim of the department is to develop enjoyment, understanding, skill and imagination in composing, performing and appraising music. We aim to give students the opportunity and encouragement to use music as an expressive and meaningful medium to not only develop emotional intelligence but also resilience and problem-solving skills in addition to using music to promote self-awareness and wellbeing. This aim will be pursued within the curriculum in accordance with National Curriculum guidelines. Students will be encouraged to develop to their maximum potential.
In extra-curricular activities the aim of the department is to achieve the above by giving students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of events. The department has a strong commitment to peripatetic instrumental music and our aim in this area is, once again, to develop enjoyment, understanding, skill and imagination in making music.
KS3 Students are given the opportunity to:
At KS4, students will complete Music Practitioner Level 2 Certificate in Performance, this course performance-based which explores a wide variety of music genres as well as research tasks into instrument and practice routines. This course allows students the opportunity to perform their musical talent in a variety of school events and performances. The RSL qualification enables candidates to evaluate their own and others’ music, to develop understanding and appreciation of a range of different kinds of music. The course also provides students the opportunity to develop broader life-skills and attributes including critical and creative thinking, aesthetic sensitivity, emotional awareness, cultural understanding, self-discipline, self-confidence and self-motivation.