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Learning at BVGA


Music is what our feelings sound like. “I often think in music. I see my life in terms of music”

Albert Einstein.

Music Intent

Every culture represents its past, present & future, its traditions, celebrations and ceremonies through music. Music as a subject draws all learning from the rest of the curriculum together in a unique way. From Science & technology through to languages, humanities and mathematics, music is truly the creative expression of all other subjects.  Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.

Music inspires, develops creativity and allows people to share ideas, emotions and thoughts without the need for a common language. Music is the universal language of mankind.

Music is at the same time an individual and a group pursuit that teaches resilience, compromise, communication, inspiration and self-discipline. Artistic pursuits are what drive change, progress and inspiration.  Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.

Music at BVGA aims to help students to grow socially and creatively whilst developing the skills that will be required in an ever changing and fast developing future. The music curriculum is varied, active, flexible, responsive and engaging and ensures that learners produce something of which they are proud and have ownership.

Confident Learners

Confident Communicators

Confident Future Citizens

To create confident learners, the Music curriculum is:

  • Designed to be a safe creative place where Persistence is key.
  • Learners are encouraged to stick with difficulty, dare to be different and to tolerate uncertainty.

To create confident communicators, the Music curriculum:

  • Encourages Inquisitiveness. Students can explore & investigate, challenge assumptions and the curriculum promotes wondering and questioning.

To create confident future citizens, the Music curriculum:

  • Promotes Imagination and experimentation using intuition, making connections and playing with possibilities.

The Music curriculum provides opportunities for all to:

  • Become disciplined through developing techniques, reflecting critically and crafting and improving. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

The Music curriculum provides opportunities for all to:

  • Collaborate and work together by giving & receiving feedback, Co-operating appropriately and giving & receiving feedback.


The Music curriculum provides opportunities for all to:

  • Explore, experiment, improvise and create. To have open minds and positive outlooks. To be creative, collaborative and inquisitive. To develop persistence and discipline and a tolerance of others.

The Key Concepts running through Music

Collaboration. Inquisitiveness. Persistence. Imagination. Discipline.

Curriculum Maps