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

The school has lots of opportunities for students to perform and create. Groups and clubs rehearse once a week and perform in concerts throughout the year. We also go on tour every 2 years. Our next tour is to Paris in Easter 2021. Please see Mr Spacey for more details.

Tuesday 3:15pm to 4:00pm Windband in S2 with Mr Wilson and Student Ensembles
Wednesday Lunchtime Ukulele Choir in S1 with Mr Spacey
Thursday 3:15pm to 4:00pm School Choir in S1 with Mr Spacey
Friday 3:15 to 4:00pm

Orchestra in S1 with Mr Spacey

Music Curriculum