Music is a universal language which embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. By building self-esteem, encouraging self-discipline and equipping students with team work skills, studying music can help to improve confidence, concentration, well-being and mental health and it is inclusive, irrespective of abilities.
In KS3 Music lessons at Huxlow, lessons will engage and inspire pupils to develop both a lasting love of music and their talent as musicians. Students are exposed to and encouraged to respect and appreciate music which is probably not on their own playlist, across a range of historical periods, genres, countries, cultures, styles and traditions. This includes the works of some of the great composers and musicians, and is completed through listening, performing and composing activities. They will sing, have the opportunity to learn different musical instruments, use technology appropriately and understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through notations.
KS4 lessons continue to build on the foundation of basic skills which are formed in KS3 and develop these in greater depth. Students begin to develop their skills in individual composition and performance, in preparation for the coursework submission in Year 11. As well as consolidating music theory in preparation for the listening exam, they also break down the listening and appraising elements of the GCSE by studying set works, specific genres of music and wider listening.
|Music Curriculum||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11|
Blues and Jazz
Fanfares and Variations
Rock and Pop 1: Birth of Rock 'n' Roll
Rock and Pop 2: 1960's Developments
AoS 1: Introfuction to Musical Forms and Devices and Set Work
AoS 2: Introduction to Music for Ensemble
AoS 1: Revision and Set Work
AoS 2: Going deeper into Music for Ensemble
Keyboard Skills 1
Music and Space
Keyboard Skills 2
Pictures at an Exhibition
Rock and Pop 3: 1970's and Rock Music
Rock and Pop 4: 1970/80s disco and Electronic Dance Music
AoS 4: Going Deeper into Pop and Set Work
AoS 3: Introduction to Film Music
AoS 3: Going Deeper into Film
Western Classical Tradition - History and development
AoS 1: Going Deeper into Musical Forms and Devices
Exam Board – EDUQAS
- Academy Choir
- Beginner Ukulele Group
- Advanced Ukulele Group
- KS3 Keyboard Group
- KS4 Senior Singers
Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can greatly enrich students’ lives and their education, as well as help to improve mental and physical well-being.
Through our partnership with Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT) www.nmpat.co.uk we are able to offer students instrumental and singing lessons. Lessons are offered on most instruments within the woodwind, brass and string families, and also guitar, keyboard, piano, singing and drum-kit. Through NMPAT, students are also able to access free loan of an instrument (strings, woodwind and brass).
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Mrs R Runnells – Teacher of Music
Mrs Dixon – Voice and Piano
Mr McAuley – Guitar
Mr Dyer – Drums
Mrs Bell – Upper Strings
Mr Thomas – Piano and Keyboard
Mrs Welters - Woodwind
If you would to find out more about the Music curriculum, please contact Mrs R Runnells
- By phone: 01933 650496
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org