Music is a natural form of expression in the development of children and and at ASHS forms an integral part of our knowledge rich school curriculum from years 7-11. The music program has aesthetic, creative, cultural, and academic values that are essential when providing children with a quality education. The school is responsible for helping all children understand and enjoy music. It should assist in discovering and nurturing musical talent. Every child should have the opportunity to develop their potential in musical expression through exploration, experimentation, discovery and rehearsal.
Learning to play a musical instrument and participation in an ensemble fosters a lifelong love and understanding of music, a sense of pride and achievement and develops community and team building skills. The ability to understand and appreciate artistic aesthetics leads to a greater understanding of the world around us, a deeper appreciation of culture and the arts and gives us endless happiness and joy.
The Goals for the ASHS’ Music Program are
- For students to be able to read various sheet music to at least a basic standard. Students will use (but not be limited to) the pianos to demonstrate their ability. This will also tie in with other aspects of music theory
- To encourage students to foster an understanding and appreciation of the various types, styles, and forms of music which they will encounter throughout their lifetime. To understand the history of music
- To encourage students to be more empathic, cooperative and understanding of one another and the need for self-discipline and responsibility. Music helps students work with others as a member of a team. It teaches the importance of cohesive and cooperative problem solving, provides opportunities for leadership and acceptance of differences
- To make students aware of the possibilities that music offers as a career or vocation
Key Stage 3 Programme of Study
Our current key stage 3 curriculum is under review and new schemes of learning and key stage 3 overview will be added shortly.
Key Stage 4
Our year 10 musicians will be begin a brand new GCSE course- more information and details to be added shortly.