Music contributes to the development of pupils and to the school curriculum by providing a powerful and distinctive form of communication and expression. Music can change the way children feel, think and act. It affects emotion and moods providing opportunity for personal
expression, reflection and emotional wellbeing. It develops thinking, increasing perception, imagination, creativity and physical co-ordination: skills which can be transferred to other areas of experience and learning. Music enables children to define themselves in relation to others, their friends, social groups and to the culture in which they live. Music is an integral part of culture, past and present.

Music stimulates the acquisition of the skills, attitudes and attributes needed for life such as listening skills, concentration, aural, memory, presentation and teamwork. It also develops creativity, risk-taking, intuition, sensitivity, perseverance and a sense of achievement and most of all, enjoyment.
At KLA, we encourage participation from all students, regardless of ability and pride ourselves on a fully inclusive policy. There are opportunities for students to get involved in different musical events and performances, such as instrumental lessons with the KLA band, clubs, achievement evenings and assemblies.

Key Stage 3
During Key Stage 3 a diverse range of topics are covered to as a vehicle to enable the
students to learn about the fundamental aspects of music through performing, composing and
listening & appraising.

Key Stage 4
If you enjoy…
 composing and performing music
 learning an instrument or singing
 creating music on computers
 learning about all types of music, including classical, popular and world
…then a GCSE in Music is the ideal subject for you.

The Music Department supports an exciting link with a local band  that visit the school to teach musical instruments to those who wish to take up this opportunity. We are able to offer tuition in Drums, Guitar, Voice and Keyboard. If you are interested in starting lessons, please see either reception or  your music teacher.

Curriculum Overview 2016

Department Overview 2016/2017 – MUSIC
Week Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 After School Assessment Data/ Parent Eve Trips/ Visits/ Exhibitions
1 Baseline tests


Baseline tests


Course Intro Course Intro
2 Baseline Tests


Baseline Tests


Course Intro Course Intro
3 Elements of Music/Rhythm Music and Story Basic Skills Development Basic Skills Development Singers
4 Singers
5 Singers
6 Singers
7 Singers
8 October Half Term
9 Elements of Music/ Chords, Scales and Melody Instrumental Skills – Musical Futures Effective Rehearsal SKills Effective Rehearsal SKills Singers
10 Singers
11 Singers
12 Singers
13 Singers
14 Singers Y8 performance
15 Singers Talent Show
16 Christmas Holiday
18 Instrumental Skills – keyboard and ukulele Blues/ Rock n Roll Musical Style Development Musical Style Development Singers
19 Singers
20 Singers
21 Singers Y7 performance
22 Singers Unit 1 RSL
23 February Half Term
24 Ensemble Performance Skills Popular Music Genres Live Performance Live Performance Singers
25 Singers
26 Singers
27 Singers
28 Singers RSL Performances – dress rehearsal
29 Singers Unit 2 RSL
30 Easter Holiday
32 Medieval Music (modes and drones composition) Ensemble Performance Skills – Musical Futures 2 Performance and Evaluation Performance and Evaluation Singers
33 Singers
34 Singers Y7 Composition
35 Singers RSL Performances
36 Singers
37 Singers
38 May Half Term
39 Music and Film Song Writing Intro to GCSE Singers
40 Singers
41 Singers Y8 composition
42 Singers
43 Singers