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Music

Music at Ashington Academy aims to develop and nurture creativity through performing, composing and appraising music.

Students explore a wide range of musical styles, genres and traditions performing and composing using different instruments as a soloist and as part of an ensemble. We encourage students to develop critical thinking and an understanding of visual language to interpret the world around us. 

Curriculum information

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

7

Elements of music 

 

Ready, Set, Play! Musical Performance at its best!

Musicals – explore this much-loved genre from musical theatre!

 

8

You’ve got the Blues!

 

Music through time: The Western Classical Tradition

 

Loops and Samples: explore the wonders of music technology! 

 

9

Film and Video game music 

 

Musical Fusions – the study of music in different cultures

 

Popular Songs 

 

Key Stage 4

 Unit 1: The Music Industry 

 

Unit 2: Creating a musical product 

 

Unit 4 – Composing music 

 

Unit 5 – Performing music 

 

View our post-16 curriculum here

I enjoy Music because it's not only educational but enjoyable and easy to make friends in. There are opportunities like choir and instrumental/ singing lessons that creates community where we all share our interests and get along.
Year 9 student
I really enjoy Music because I enjoy the teachers and everyone is really supportive of one another and there are loads of extra-curricular clubs that I attend and they are really enjoyable.
Year 11 student