Subject: Music

Head of Subject: Miss J Buckle


Music is a powerful form of communication that can positively impact students' emotions, thoughts, and actions. At Hawkley Hall High School, the Music department emphasises the development of individual and communal musical skills to increase students' self-esteem and sense of group identity. Music learning fosters critical skills such as listening, aesthetic sensitivity, and creativity, while also promoting personal development, maturity, and a sense of achievement.

Hawkley Hall Music Department is dedicated to nurturing students' creativity and musical abilities by providing a supportive learning environment that encourages risk-taking and collaboration. Students are exposed to a diverse range of musical styles, cultures, and historical periods, and are encouraged to explore their own artistic interests through the use of their voices and a variety of instruments. With the help of experienced industry professionals and a comprehensive curriculum, students develop leadership, teamwork, and independent learning skills that prepare them for future studies or careers. The department also strives to create responsible citizens by providing a safe space for students to explore their identities and engage in respectful discussions about relevant issues while developing their expressive and cultural understanding.

Overview of the Music Curriculum

KS3 Music Curriculum Overview

KS4 Music Curriculum Overview

GCSE Exam Board Specifications

The specification code for GCSE Music is 8271. Click here to view the GCSE specification

Enrichment and Additional Learning Opportunities 

  • Song Writing Club
  • Rehearsal and Practice
  • Music Drop In
  • Ukulele Club
  • DJ and Music Technology Club