Purpose of Study
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. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discernment to the best in the music in the world.
To ensure that all pupils perform listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
To ensure that all pupils learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
To ensure that all pupils 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.