Head of Department:  Mr C. Tempest-Roe

Creating music as both a composer & performer is at the heart of all learning intentions. We encourage our learners to engage with this philosophy by participating in the wider context of the music curriculum, through involvement in our ‘Music Extra Curricular Program’ of which we pride ourselves in both the diversity and inclusive approaches for all children. There are a multitude of extra-curricular music clubs at St Aloysius which give our students the opportunity to develop their talents and creativity both individually and in groups. Students can also display their talents in our annual Summer Music Concert, as well as at other events throughout the year.

Throughout all year groups the curriculum is designed to encourage creativity, develop talent and inspire individuals. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in performing, composing, analysing and understanding a diverse variety of musical styles, genres and traditions.

Key Stage 3

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 participate in weekly music lessons. Through a variety of topics and genres students will develop their musical skills and ability to articulate through performance, composition and appraising. They learn to create, compose, produce and communicate music both on their own and with others. 

In Year 7 students will cover; elements of music, Traditional West-African Music, Melody and Structure, Composition, Ukulele and Keyboard skills. 

Year 8 students will build on this through; Film Music, Blues Music, Popular Song, Minimalism and Classical Music. 

Year 9 students further build on this through; Bhangra, Hooks and Riffs, Samba, Chords and Composition.

For a more detailed breakdown of the curriculum please see the Curriculum Overview and more details can also be found in the Curriculum Booklet.