Music is taught in the school by a team of committed professionals, along with visiting peripatetic teachers who work closely together. We aim to develop each pupil's musical understanding, appreciation and passion for Music.
The subject is taught in mixed ability groups with one hour per week at Key Stage three and six hours per two weeks at Key Stage four.
The Music team strive to inspire and enthuse students with a love of learning and a passion to succeed. All students are challenged to make outstanding progress regardless of their background or current competence on an instrument.
We are lucky to have a state of the art recording studio running Protools and GarageBand and our own Mac suite fully equipped with GarageBand. Students in all years are able to make use of these fantastic facilities.
The department offers a wide range of extracurricular activities including Chamber Choir, Glee Club, Music Theory Club, Ukulele Club, Mac Club, Drumming Club and various school bands. The department puts on concerts each year in addition to band nights.Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 students work through a variety of topics designed to build on prior knowledge and attainment. Each year is as follows:
Year 7 – Elements of Music
Rhythm and Pulse
Year 8 – Radio Shows
Music Around The World
Music Through Time 1
Year 9 - Musical Futures
Music Through Time 2
Key Stage 4 GCSE Music
Students who opt for Music at GCSE study the new AQA specification.
The course is divided up as follows:
Listening and Appraising exam (40%)
It is compulsory for students to receive instrumental lessons whilst studying GCSE Music, which the school will pay for. Students are also encouraged to take part in concerts and band nights to develop their confidence and performance ability.
The Music Team
Miss E Lanney (Head of Music)
Mr Kennedy (Woodwind, Voice and Piano)
Ms. Tute – (Voice and Piano)
Mr Haworth (Guitar)
Mr Armitage (Drums)
Mr Williams (Strings)
Mr Sagar (Brass)
2015 Exam Results: Music A*-C 79%