Music is a prestigious and innovative department within our outstanding school.
As a department we have undertaken a great deal of expansion and development that allows us to offer high quality lessons throughout every year group, enabling every child to fulfill their potential. We are one of the highest achieving music departments in the country and have been recognised for our work in music with the ‘Bronze Award’ from the ISM for the past two years. We are also a Music Mark school for our commitment to musical excellence and the local community.
Our extra-curricular provision includes
- Training Concert Band
- Guitar Group
- String Group
- Chamber Choir
- Stage Band
- Theory Sessions
- Flute Choir
- Horn Ensemble
YEARS 7, 8 & 9 (KS3)
Each year group develops an understanding of notation, musical vocabulary, composing and performance across different genres of music. There are opportunities to work in groups, individually using our mac suite or as a whole class.
Year 7: Journey Through Space, The Blues, Music and Media
Year 8: African drumming, Indian Music, Chords and Melody
Year 9: Musical Futures, Minimalism/Film and Samba
YEARS 10 & 11 (KS4) GCSE MUSIC (OCR)
Composing (30%), Performing (30%) and Listening & Appraising (40%).
The first two of these areas are submitted as coursework. The listening and appraising exam focuses on five areas of study: My Music, The Concerto Through Time, Rhythms of the World, Film Music and Conventions of Pop.
YEARS 12 & 13 (KS5) A LEVEL MUSIC (Eduqas)
Performing Music (30%) or (35%), Composing (30%) or (35%) and Developing Musical Understanding (40%).
The first two areas are submitted as coursework. The exam looks at The Western Classical tradition, Rock and Pop and into the Twentieth Century.