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Music at Bolder

At Bolder Academy our Music curriculum is designed to develop our students into kind, strong, brave young adults where a Bolder future awaits.

The aims of the Music Curriculum

The aims of the Music curriculum are to:

  1. Engage and inspire students to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians.
  2. Develop a critical engagement with music allowing them to compose and listen with discrimination.

How we deliver Music

Bolder Academy follows the national curriculum. There is one music lesson per week through years 7, 8 and 9.

In music students are taught:

  • To perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of periods, genres, styles and traditions.
  • How to sing and how to use their voices with increasing accuracy and fluency.
  • How to create and compose music on their own and with others, using technology where appropriate to aid composition.
  • How to play a musical instrument with increasing accuracy and fluency.
  • How music is created, produced and communicated through a range of different notation formats.

Students are given opportunities to perform both within the context of a classroom and wider school performances such as assemblies and concerts. They also perform at venues outside of the Academy.

Additional teaching of musical instruments is offered to all students through the Being Bold enrichment provision and through peripatetic teachers from Hounslow Music Service.

In addition, students use technologies appropriately and appreciate and understand a wide range of musical contexts and styles.

Our Intended Impact in Music

We will know if we have been successful when our students live and breathe our three core values within the Academy and beyond. When they demonstrate:

  • Kindness: The importance of compassion and respect when studying the music of other cultures, individuals and societies around the world.
  • Strength: The importance of ongoing reflection and self-improvement through identifying weaknesses and acting to continually improve.
  • Bravery: The importance of developing confidence in performance and communicating musical ideas with a sense of fluency.

Equally we want to prepare students effectively for the current and next stage in their learning, whether this be GCSE or A Level examination, University study or the world of work.