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Our Year 10 GCSE Drama students were taken to a live theatre production of Boys from the Blackstuff by James Graham in preparation for next year's Live Theatre Review. For many of them, this was their first time seeing live theatre, and all thoroughly enjoyed the production.


Anyone for tennis!



Group A coach 1 on their way to Rootd Adventure for a night of camping! Some very excited students this morning!#year7trip


Some of our year 9 students had the opportunity to visit The London Eye for a DT Trip on Friday, students were thoroughly engaged, even those who were scared of heights. A fun day looking and discussing local landmarks and architectural designs within central London 🎡



We have had all the tunes tonight at HABE and the kids have loved it! Please come and collect your child at 8pm - DJ Shone


A big thank you to DJ D, our very own inhouse DJ.


HABE's first ever Year 7 Disco is well underway, with everyone absolutely loving it! - DJ Shone


The Catering Team celebrating England's win.


Our new year 7 parents and students turned up in their hundreds on Monday and Tuesday as we hosted our parent information evening/induction day. The students were amazing! We now look forward to our next transition event: HABE Summer School ☀️ 📚


For more information follow this link- Child Benefit when your child turns 16 - (


Changes to child benefit for 16-19 years. Parents need to take action now.



Stella, our local Beckenham Cat decided to pay Mrs Hall a visit today.


HABE The book fair is here!To buy books, students fill in a wish list to take home. Parents pay for books using a QR code or go to Students bring completed wish list back to school to receive books. Book tokens also accepted.


🚨 TALENT SHOW 2024 🚨 Tickets are on ParentPay for our 2024 Talent Show - £6 per person. Tuesday 2nd July from 5pm (art exhibition) talent show acts to start at 6pm. Performances from the PE, Art, Drama and Music departments 🖼️


HABE Impact day for Year 8 students, with First Aid being taught by some of our amazing PE team, Ms Jaymes & Mr Stokes. All students learnt the basics of First Aid and even got to try out what they had learnt on each other!


HABE welcomed author, performance poet & rap artist to perform for year 7 students today, they loved his poems & inspirational stories about growing up in London & Nigeria. Later, a group of year 8 & 9s enjoyed Karl’s workshops so much that they all produced their own poems!


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Curriculum intent

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our high-quality music education will engage and inspire students to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. As students’ progress, they will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen critically.

Music can be separated into three different disciplines – performing, composing, and listening and appraising. The three branches of Music are taught and developed together with the aim to build personal skills that students can draw upon to succeed, not only in music lessons but also beyond school life and in future employment.

The life skills that are developed, and are at times explicitly taught, are an integral part of the development of the subject specific skills as well as creating well-rounded individuals. The core principles that are developed would include: problem-solving, perseverance, diligence, teamwork, time management, organisation, responsibility, cultural history, listening skills, confidence, social skills, discipline, self-evaluation, interpersonal skills, sense of achievement.

Opportunities are embedded for students to be able to hone and develop the practical aspects of performance and composition, but equally important is the ability to understand how the development of life skills, such as confidence, self-awareness, perseverance and discipline give them a holistic experience that they can take beyond their musical studies.

For further details of the Music curriculum please see the documents at the bottom of the page or contact Mr. C. Argyrakis.


The curriculum is structured based on the expectations for GCSE; key concepts and skills required by the end of these courses are fed down into schemes of work from Year 7 upwards. This is designed to raise expectations and standards from the start of Key Stage 3 and ensure that musical knowledge is being understood both practically and theoretically.

Within our curriculum, we include a range of musical genres to explore diversity and a range of social, historical and cultural contexts to encourage tolerance and understanding. We aim for students to attend regular outings to inspire them creatively and to develop their cultural capital. Along with the performance element of music, students will develop their analytical minds whilst communicating effectively through written and oral means.

To support the music curriculum and to ensure students are honing their musical skills outside of the classroom, there are several extra-curricular music programmes being run, such as a choir, Big Band, Steel Pan Band, keyboard club, ukulele club. In addition to this, students will have the option to attend weekly Peripatetic sessions lead by specialist Peripatetic teachers.


Successful implementation of the music curriculum will be evident in student outcomes. Students will demonstrate a development in confidence and self-esteem, with many participating regularly in music enrichment activities within the academy and beyond. Students will have developed detailed musical knowledge and skills across the whole music curriculum, where students have become critical listeners and performers and expressing themselves with a plethora of key Drama skills and terminology. This will be formatively assessed with regular verbal feedback during the lesson to ensure all students are developing and making progress. Additionally, summative assessments will be conducted for a combination of practical and theoretical work to ensure students are achieving within all elements of the subject. Data will be analysed regularly with intervention implemented accordingly to ensure that students are making expected progress.

All students that study Music at KS3 should have developed transferable skills that will equip them for further study and the world of work. Study at KS4 will ensure students have the fundamental skills to study Music at a higher level, through Cambridge technical, university, Music conservatoires or pursue a career in the profession. Post GCSE music, students can continue further study within the subject as there are many career paths individuals can take relating to music such as being a musician, composer, conductor, working in film, television or plays, teacher, performer, singer or songwriter, as well as many others.

Year 7 Music

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Introduction to music

Instruments of the Orchestra

Traditional African Music

Ukelele skills

Composing using ostinatos / minimalism

Popular Music

Year 8 Performing Arts

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Stage Combat

Film Music Performance and Composition

Reality TV

Blues performance arranging  and Improvisation

Technical Stage Design

Classical and Romantic Orchestra

Year 9 Performing Arts

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Proxemix and Status

Hip Hop Performance and Composition

Devising using different practicitioners

Bhangra and Musical Fusion. Performing and Arranging

Directing and Designging

Rock n Roll ensemble performance