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Music

At Hodge Hill College, pupils will be given an insight into a number of music styles from a range of cultures around the world. This will provide them with the mindset and confidence to begin forming and implementing their own ideas within Music. Pupils will find themselves in an open environment which will allow them to discover and develop what areas of music they like. A pupil's progress will expect to show the maturity and ability to implement more individually led work, picking their own songs to analyse and learn within groups. Pupils will also perform to the class individually and in groups. 

The Music curriculum focuses on developing our pupils’ critical thinking, group work skills and confidence. Pupils  will consistently be asked to give and explain their opinions in a safe environment where they can make mistakes and learn from them. Pupils will practise their group work skills when practising and performing pieces of music. These skills will be practised thoroughly within the curriculum giving students the confidence to have their own voice and work well with others in the working world. 

Our curriculum aims to develop: 

  • Practical Ability - Students will develop their practical ability on various instruments such as drums, piano and vocals leaving them with the tools to further develop their skills after school.
  • Understanding of Music Theory – Pupils will learn to understand and recognise keywords used within music allowing them to analyse any song for full consideration of the music they enjoy and why.
  • An Understanding of Different Cultures and Histories That Surround Music - Pupils will learn about the importance of music from Africa, Brazil, America and much more. This will help them understand the emotions and sensibilities of each place and time as music was able to capture that.
  • Confidence to Work in Groups and Perform in Front of Others – Pupils will be in an environment where they are safe to come out of their shell, hopefully reminding them that it’s ok to be wrong sometimes as long as grow from it.

 

Five Year Plan