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At St Edward’s Academy, we aim to provide a meaningful and challenging curriculum for all which will introduce students to new musical horizons and experiences and help to foster a life-long connection with the musical world.
We aim to expand on students’ previous musical experience and interests, encouraging them to both develop and explore beyond these – building self-confidence, curiosity and independence through the main musical disciplines of performing, composing, listening and appraising.
We aim to create the very best musicians. We encourage our students to not only understand different styles and genres of music, but also to explore, discuss and demonstrate this understanding in creative ways. Students are challenged to demonstrate understanding and creativity through performance, composition and collaboration with their peers and through evaluation of their own work.
Whilst we aim for our students to achieve the very best examination results, we believe our curriculum goes beyond what is examinable. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for those students who want to develop their musical skills and abilities beyond a classroom curriculum. Individual instrumental lessons are available to students throughout the school.
Curriculum Theological Underpinnings
“Praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD”
The longest book in the Bible is a song book called the Psalms. Music has always been seen as a gift from God to express ourselves and bring glory to God. At St Edward’s Academy, we believe every student should have the opportunity to experience the beauty of music and develop their talents.