"There is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require."
Edward Elgar

Curriculum Overview

Music curriculum map

Music digital showcase

Curriculum Intent

Music, as an art form has existed as long as time itself and has an inordinate power to move and inspire humans, in times of joy, celebration, despair or sorrow.

Music is central to our lives whoever we are, wherever we live, whatever our nationality. It provides an aural canvas which continually punctuates our lives. Imagine a film….without music; a wedding…..without music; life itself, without music.

Music is a vehicle which helps to define moments and focus emotion and is a vehicle for expression of the soul. It is both an entertainment and a means of escape. It can be both sociable and solitary.

The County High School, Leftwich music curriculum provides a foundation to understand and navigate this essential and unique aural experience.

As performers, composers and deliberate listeners we will discover the place of music in history, culture, time and place and how particular figures or events changed the course of music forever.

Through our study of the elements of music, we will learn to appreciate varied genres of music and through performing and composing we will gain a deeper understanding and 'take as much as we require.'