Harris Academies
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“Music may achieve the highest of all missions: she may be a bond between nations, races, and states, who are strangers in many ways; she may unite what is disunited and bring peace to what is hostile.” 

Music is powerful and essential to our existence as human beings. It speaks to our emotions and connects our heart and mind. We firmly believe that every child has the right to an excellent musical education and that music is able to offer academia, fun and expression of both oneself and a community.

The study of creative subjects, like Music, is becoming even more important and relevant to young people who want to be successful. When business leaders across the world were surveyed, they voted creativity as the most important workplace skill to help their businesses survive and grow. Our curriculum offers our students musical knowledge and skills which in turn, allows creativity to grow, be nurtured and thrive.

To study music is a meaningful and gratifying experience on many levels. The mixture of creativity, discipline, and communication that the study of music requires helps students succeed in school, in society, and in life. It enhances learning skills, communication skills, creative thinking, teamwork, discipline, cultural awareness, respect for others, and self-esteem through personal accomplishment. 

Practical music making is at the heart of what we do in KS3 and all of our schemes allow our students to fully engage with developing the three disciplines of music; performing, composing and listening. We offer a rich curriculum that immerses students in historical context and music making. Soft skills are promoted and explicitly taught to foster resilience and independence. 

As composers, performers and listeners, students are able to differentiate between a vast spectrum of genres and become assured in the art of music making. By the end of their time here at HAF, whether that be at Year 9 or Year 11 students will have had a fully rounded and broad experience of performing, composing and appraising music from all over the world.

Please view Curriculum Maps below:

KS3 + KS4 Curriculum Map

Music Curriculum Map


HAF Curriculum Links Music 22nd Feb 2024 Download
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