Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.


Curriculum Intent

In music, our aim is that all pupils receive a full and extended curriculum within lessons that is accessible, achievable and gives everyone the opportunity to experience success. Pupils will be able to develop their musical skills through Solo and Ensemble Performance, Composing, ICT in Music and Theory Knowledge and understanding. Pupils will look at a diverse range of styles and genres to enable a wider understanding of Cultural, Historical and Geographical development of Music over time. Pupils are educated on the prospects of job opportunities in the Music Industry that are accessible as future career opportunities. Our Curriculum is challenging, engaging, personalised and enriched with a range of extra-curricular activities to allow communal performance opportunities.

Curriculum Map


In year 7 and 8 pupils will gain an introduction to the subject of Music through a series of short modules to develop both theory and practical skills. During this key stage you will understand the key principles of Music, which consist of Performing, Listening, Composing and appraising. Pupils will have the opportunity to work independently and as part of an ensemble in order to gain these skills. Students at KS3 will study music once a week. There are also various enrichment opportunities within music, which include choir, guitar ensemble, pop singers and the annual school musical.
The topics you will study are:
Elements of Music
Pulse and Rhythm
Instruments of the orchestra
World Music
Film Music
Music in Advertising
Music Technology


In years 9, 10 and 11 students can opt to study music or music technology at KS4.
GCSE/BTEC Music allow students to perform regularly, with weekly lessons on an instrument of choice. Students are expected to perform solos and in ensembles. There are regular concerts to showcase the wonderful talent we have at Harrop Fold School.
The students will also study composition and music theory over 4 lessons a week.
Fantastic enrichment opportunities are also available, including lighting and sound techniques, choirs, ensembles and much much more. Many of our performances, pictures and video footage can be viewed on our YouTube channel; www.youtube.com/hfsac


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