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“The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Johann Sebastian Bach


Students develop skills in imagining, creating and performing through music which explores their ideas about the world. They share music with their peers and the wider school community. Students select and make choices about their use of the elements of music as they improvise, compose and perform. They build on their ability to discriminate between the musical elements of rhythm, pitch, dynamics and expression, form and structure, timbre and texture as they listen to and make music. Students become aware of the different reasons for the use of music in a range of contexts and begin to understand how we can use music to communicate with God and worship Him. They develop confidence to be creative, skillful and informed musicians and skills to listen, improvise and compose, interpret and respond with intent and purpose. Students will also begin to develop an understanding of music as an aural art form, its relationship with other art forms and contributions to cultures and societies.

Topics Include

  • Beat and Rhythm
  • Pitch
  • Aural Training
  • Theory
  • Performance

Subject Length

  • 3 periods per cycle


  • Booklist items


  • Tests
  • Participation in practical work
  • Performance
  • Observations and checklists

“Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre, Praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150