At Harris Invictus Academy, we aim to create the very best musicians by challenging students to think, act and speak like those working in the field.
This is actioned through quality teaching which not only challenges students to understand different styles and genres of music, but also requires them to explore, discuss and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in creative ways. Students are challenged in all lessons to be able to demonstrate understanding and creativity through performance and composition, through collaboration with their peers, and through evaluation of their own work.
The music curriculum at Harris Invictus Academy far exceeds what is taught in the classroom. We believe our curriculum goes beyond what is examinable and as a department we strive to offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for those students who want to develop their musical skills and abilities beyond a classroom curriculum. Individual instrumental lessons are available to all students throughout the school and we have a vibrant collection of musical ensembles which we believe offer opportunities to a wide range of students, allowing them to collaborate with other musicians and thus develop their performance skills, understanding and love of the subject.
Where possible and appropriate we endeavour to expose our students to live music, including visits to the theatre and to concerts. All students involved in music at Harris Invictus Academy are given regular opportunities to perform in front of others both as individuals and with the various groups, with performances made available on our online podcasts. This builds on their performance skills and also helps to develop their confidence, as well as their understanding as musicians.