Music

“Whoever has skill in Music is of good temperament and fitted for all things”

Martin Luther

“Music develops analytical thinking because it requires students to be create. They don’t just regurgitate memorized facts, They have to apply those facts.”

Dr. Kevin Strother

“Music education can help spark a child’s imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be a part of every child’s world of possibility.”

Hilary Clinton

Vision

Music, as a universal language, is a subject that is accessible and inclusive to all. We have a strong belief in positive praise and creating a happy, collaborating classroom where students can develop and progress comfortably. Through practical group work the students are encouraged to use and develop many transferable life skills including; communication, listening, social and leadership skills. They are also encouraged to develop problem-solving techniques as well as developing manual/physical dexterity and co-ordination.

The combination of a diverse, quality-focused curriculum, and a rich extra-curricular culture at Deyes High School, arms students with a growth-based mindset. These students grow in confidence, creativity, reflectiveness and expressivity and benefit from social, emotional, and mental health benefits that comes from a genuine enjoyment and love for music.

Curriculum Intent

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. It should be inclusive and accessible for everyone to be actively involved in their learning. Our curriculum lends itself to broadening student’s knowledge and cultural capital as well as increasing engagement through practical schemes.

In KS3 all pupils will:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions (including; African and Jamaican)
  • Learn to play a variety of instruments, including their voices, and create and compose music on their own and with others.
  • Use technology appropriately and to create, record and reflect on their progress.
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
  • Have the opportunity to grow in confidence, creativity, reflectiveness and expressivity and benefit from the social, emotional and mental health benefits that comes from a genuine enjoyment and love for Music.

In KS4 all pupils will:

  • Perform, listen to, compose, review and evaluate music across a range of genres and ensemble styles
  • Develop performance skills and experience on their chosen musical instrument
  • Use technology appropriately to create, record and reflect on their progress
  • Develop more advanced understanding on how music is created, produced and communicated within the Music Industry

Overarching Curriculum


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