Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
To teach the essential skills of music and develop this to a high standard for all pupils.
To promote a culture of enjoyment in the learning of music.
To provide a stimulating music curriculum that inspires life-long performers. Nurture
To facilitate independent learning, and progress across the curriculum.
To prepare pupils for the next stage in their education.