It is influenced by documents and research, including:


1. Technical Development - this is pupils being able to translate their intentions successfully into sound. This will often involve instrumental playing or singing, but it may also focus on music technology.

2. Constructive Development – this is knowing how different musical components come together, both analytically and in the creative process.

3. Expressive Development is focused on the more indefinable aspects of music: quality, meaning and creativity.


Music is planned so that it supports pupils in developing these 3 pillars, which in turn support the core areas of study: performing, composing, musical notation, study of seminal musicians and compositions, study of the history of music.

Our Music curriculum has been deliberately built around the principles evidence-led practise. This is to ensure that pupils are equipped to successfully think, work and communicate like a musician. Unapologetically ambitious, our music curriculum focuses on pupils using both their conscious and unconscious minds through different learning experiences. Our intention is unmissable; exceptional teacher instruction inspires pupils to acquire knowledge, as a musician, and enable them to skilfully attempt and apply their understanding through high-quality development as a musician. It is our intention that through studying Music, pupils become more expert as they progress through the curriculum, accumulating, connecting and making sense of the rich tacit, procedural and declarative knowledge.