‘Music speaks to all’
In music, we aim to unlock the potential of every pupil, by delivering an ambitious, spiral curriculum that speaks to all, regardless of ability or need.
We believe that a successful music department should inspire, challenge and motivate pupils to want to be the very best creators, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful individuals, whilst inspiring some to take their musical studies further.
The pupils are challenged in lessons to be able to demonstrate understanding and creativity through listening, performance and composition, through collaboration with their peers and through evaluation of their own work.
We build the cultural capital of our pupils by developing life skills and teaching themes in context, exposing them to influences and traditions from different cultures and times. In music, we help to develop the pupil’s cultural capital through personal, social, spiritual, moral and cultural development by encouraging the pupils to express, reflect and appreciate a wide range of musical genres.
The music curriculum at St. Bede’s goes far beyond what is taught in lessons, for whilst we want pupils to achieve the very best exam results possible, we believe the curriculum goes beyond what is examinable. As a department, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for all pupils who want to develop their musical skills and abilities beyond the classroom, work with others and become involved in community collaboration.
By the end of KS3, pupils should be able to discuss the elements of music and how they are used to create music.
End of KS4, pupils should be confident performers and composers that can make critical judgements on wide genres of music using detailed analysis of the elements of music and knowledge to inform their answers.
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St Bede’s Catholic High School,
St Anne’s Road,
Telephone: 01695 570335