Subject Intent and Implementation

Music: Edexcel

Curriculum Intent

  • All students will make strong progress in music
  • Students who participate in extracurricular music clubs and/or have instrumental lessons will be encouraged to take GCSE and A-level music.
  • Students will learn about music from different eras and areas of the world.
  • Students will enjoy music and be confident performers and composers.
  • Reading and oracy strategies will support the school’s wider strategies.
  • Students will be given opportunities to have exposure to professional performances.
  • Quality first teaching and assessment for learning will be exemplary.

Curriculum Implementation

  • Teachers will ensure that students understand the place of each learning within sequences of learning.
  • Students’ creative skills will be developed.
  • Clear routines/expectations in place for transitions, presentation of work/DIRT, pair/group work etc.
  • Use of musical terminology used throughout the lesson
  • Regular use of glossaries to support written work, class discussions and feedback.
  • KS4-rote learning tested to embed key terminology.
  • Students will be given opportunities at least once a half term to perform and evaluate each other’s work
  • Knowledge/skills reviews will take place after each sequence of learning.
  • Students will be trained to select and use resources independently (BBBB).
  • Exercise books/folders will be developed as key resources with standardised presentation and key terminology glossary
  • Homework will be used to consolidate and extend knowledge and skills at KS4.
  • Targeted and differentiated questioning
  • DA and other “at risk” students will have priority questions.
  • Written questions will enable all students to practise and stretch their learning appropriately
  • A.D.E. questions will support developed answers and challenging questions for the most able.