Curriculum Intent Statement:

Every student should leave Thorpe as a ‘functional’ musician, this means:

  • They have had the opportunity to learn to play a variety of musical instruments, part of this should include the explicit opportunity to practice the personal skills required to be successful i.e. determination, tenacity etc

  • They will have had the opportunity to listen to, appraise and be open minded about music from a variety of musical cultures

  • They will be able to discuss the music they have listened to and be able to express their views using a broad vocabulary of technically accurate language

  • They will have used a variety of means to compose music they are proud of from a broad range of cultural backgrounds

  • They will have used technology to create music that is original and engaging

  • They will have had the opportunity to be involved in the wider musical life of the school

  • They will access to a qualification pathway that allows them to study the aspects of music that most appeals to them

  • The qualifications they receive will prepare them thoroughly for the next step of their journey i.e into industry or further education

  • They will have had the opportunity to work as part of an ensemble and practice the core social skills needed to be a successful musician i.e. diplomacy, negotiation etc

Click on the pictures below to find out more about the Key Stage 3 curriculum:

Click on the pictures below to find out more about these subjects as Key Stage 4 curriculum options:

BTEC Music:

GCSE Music:

Note: You would only be able to choose one of the above – you are unable to study these subjects together.

View our Curriculum page for: Key Stage 4 Curriculum Information

Sixth Form – Key Stage 5

View our Sixth Form pages for full information about the Courses on offer.