Please note that our curriculum intent statement is under review as of June 2019.

Music at Key stage 3 

Students have a music lesson for one hour every week throughout years 7, 8 and 9. During these three years students work on their performing skill with regular class performances and the keyboard, guitar and other instruments.

Students learn how to describe, analyse and appreciate music from different eras, cultures and understand the significance of them on modern popular music. Students also compose in a variety of styles from classical to world to modern rock music.

Throughout the three years students gain an exceptional understanding of the world of music and its impact on everyday life. Student’s confidence also grows with regular performances to the class. At the end of Year 9 they will be given the opportunity to study Music at GCSE.

Music at Key Stage 4

The GCSE syllabus we use is with Edexcel and is graded A* - G with a 60% practical coursework and 40% written exam. The GCSE has three areas: Composing, with students asked to compose two pieces during the two years. Performance, with students asked to perform an ensemble and solo piece for their coursework and Listening, where students sit a 1½ hour exam based on 12 set works.

Extra Curricular Music groups

We perform all kinds of music, no auditions are needed so just come along! Groups rehearse once a week and perform concerts throughout the year. In Easter 2019 the school ensembles will go to Italy on tour and perform concerts in Venice and the surrounding area. Please see Mr Spacey for more details.

Monday 3:15pm to 4:00pm Windband in L11 with Mr Wilson
Tuesday 3:15pm to 4:00pm Student Ensembles
Wednesday Lunchtime Barbershop in L9 with Mr Spacey
Thursday 3:15pm to 4:00pm School Choir in L9 with Mr Spacey
Friday 3:15 to 4:00pm

Orchestra in L9 with Mr Spacey

Curriculum Plan

Music Department Year 7 - Year 11