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Music Teacher : Mrs F Bishop

Aims and purposes of music

By engaging students in making and responding to music, music education at The Axholme Academy offers opportunities for students to:

  • Develop their understanding and appreciation of a wide range of music, extend their own interests and increase their ability to make judgements about the quality of music.
  • Acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make music, e.g. in community music making, and, where appropriate, to follow a music-related career.
  • Develop the skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other subject areas and are needed for employment and life, e.g. listening skills, concentration, creativity, intuition, perseverance, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others.

Students learn to make, perform and understand music, using as many instruments, other media arts and music technology as possible.  Weekly lessons always offer practical activities that appeal to a wide range of musical abilities, whether students work alone or in groups.