Our Curriculum Intent
The music department achieve the Howard’s curriculum intent by: engaging with a range of styles of music from throughout history and across the world. We will create spaces for students to develop their resilience through challenging and creative practical work and give students a place where they can develop their confidence and ability to think creatively. Our ambition is to give students the knowledge and skills to have a musical life beyond school.
Our Learning Journey
Please click here for our KS3 Music Learning Journey.
Please click here for our KS4 Music Learning Journey.
Our KS3 Flightpath Descriptors
Please click here for our Music KS3 Flightpath Descriptors.
National Curriculum Mapping
Our schemes of work are aligned with the National Curriculum and are designed to at least meet its requirements, going beyond them in many respects.
To access the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for KS3 Music, click here.
The National Curriculum Purpose of Study for Music is as follows:
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A highquality 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 discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
KS4 Course Information
For information about KS4 courses, please refer to the KS4 Curriculum e-booklet.
Please click here for the KS4 Music exam specification.
KS5 Course Information
For information about the KS5 Courses available, click here.