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National Curriculum

The Ecclesbourne School follows the National Curriculum

The national curriculum for music aims 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
  • 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 the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • 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

Curriculum Intent

The year 7 music curriculum is designed to introduce students to several different music genres and to develop their instrumental skills. The year 8 curriculum builds on this during which students start working in groups more frequently building on skills learnt in year 7, particularly during topics such as reggae and the band project. During year 9, students are able to further develop themselves as well-rounded musicians in preparation for the GCSE music course and wider life skills.


If you have any questions or queries relating to the Music curriculum please email for more information.