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Clare Mount SpecialistSports College

Role Models and Catalysts for Change




Subject intent –

Music at Clare Mount ensures students sing, listen to, play, perform and evaluate a wide range of styles of music. This is embedded in classroom activities as well as opportunities outside the classroom. The main goal is to enjoy what we do and have fun! Lessons are practical and students learn to read music, compose music, listen to and appreciate different styles of music, play the keyboard, ukulele, guitar and perform together using a variety of percussion instruments.


Aims –

  • To perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
  • To learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • To understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the musical elements: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.


Curriculum Provision -

Pupils in KS3 (Year 7 & 8) receive one lesson of music per week and those in Year 9 receive two lessons as part of the carousel of 8-10 week duration.


Schemes of work -
Pupils at Clare Mount follow the programmes of study as laid down in the National Curriculum. The scheme of work is modified to meet the needs of Clare Mount pupils' SEND.


Extra-Curricular –

Pupils are encouraged to join in many of the Extra-Curricular activities on offer – including Keyboard Club, School Singers, Karaoke Club, Rock Band and Drama Club

Music Learning Journey

Music Curriculum

Performing Arts Department Development Plan

Music Spectrum Steps