Music Curriculum Intent

“Music education can help spark a child's imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few; it should be a part of every child's world of possibility.” Hillary Clinton

At Blessed Trinity, we believe that all students should have the opportunity to access a well-rounded musical education. Many studies show a correlation between musical training and academic success. Learning to play an instrument stimulates the brain, improving functions like memory and abstract reasoning skills, which are essential for maths and science. It also builds skills in leadership and team building, as well as showing you the rewards of working with others.


Curriculum Overviews

The curriculum overview for Music

The curriculum overview for Music Technology (BTEC)

The curriculum overviews above are clickable guides to the detailed learning plan for the subject.
Click anywhere on the overview to show the learning plan for that year group. 


Curriculum Information

We have two full-time, dedicated music teachers, teaching across all year groups, and offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. 1:1 instrumental/vocal lessons are also available on request.
Music is offered across all year groups at KS3, providing opportunities for your child to build on their strengths, overcome their weaknesses and develop into intelligent, confident and respectful members of society.

The Music curriculum is personalised to the needs of each child allowing them the opportunity to fulfil their potential and prepare them for the wider world of education and formal performance.

At KS3, students focus on three fundamental components that form the building blocks of the music curriculum. These are performance, composition (creating music) and aural perception (listening). In terms of content, students will look at many differing styles of music from Classical to Blues, providing a well-rounded overview of a variety of musical styles. 

To complement our KS3 curriculum, we also provide an excellent KS4 curriculum; this provides students with the opportunity to showcase their creative skills by studying either GCSE Music or Music Technology.

GCSE Music offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of musical genres, with more opportunities for practical learning than in KS3. GCSE Music brings theory, listening, and composition to life in new and engaging ways, and links to the world around us like never before.

Music Technology offers students the opportunity to study the mechanics behind a live musical performance whilst also looking at various recording techniques implemented in studio recording sessions. Furthermore, students have the chance to create music using Garageband and also have to organise, run and promote a musical event.


The Music Team

Mr B. McArdle (Curriculum Leader)

Mr R. Hartnell

Mr M. Snowden (Assistant Headteacher)


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