During Key Stage 3, pupils study a wide range of musical styles, traditions and genres, ranging from heavy metal to African music.

"Purposeful practice makes me practically perfect.”


For all pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

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All pupils will be given a chance to increase their knowledge and understanding of music through practical music making and will use a range of resources, including - guitars, tuned and untuned percussion instruments, keyboards and specialised music software on iMacs and PC computers. Practical music making is at the heart of the curriculum we deliver, so pupils have the opportunity to experience first hand the many different styles and types of music that there are, as a way of building up a clear understanding of what affects why music is created and performed for different occasions.

At GCSE we teach the Edexcel music specification and we do this because the work we do during Key Stage 3 helps build up the knowledge and understanding needed to successfully complete this course. At GCSE level, pupils will be required to perform and compose music as part of assessed coursework and will also sit a one and a half hour listening exam in Year 11. 

The music department also runs several activities which pupils are welcome to attend outside of timetabled lessons and include a school band, a school choir and other musical ensembles, such as a guitar group. Any further information that you may require on music in Haughton Academy can be gained through contacting the Subject Leader.

For information about our Extra Curricular click here.

Curriculum Pathway:

A Curriculum Summary document for Music can be found by clicking here.

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy. A copy can be found by clicking here.

Music Learning Journey


The Music department consists of two members of staff, these are:

If you have any further queries about the Music curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Mrs Armstrong (Subject Leader for Music)  -