What the Music department may lack in size and space it certainly makes up for in enthusiasm, drive, and enjoyment. The music team consistently strive to make the music curriculum accessible, engaging, and relatable to all our pupils. The department includes a team of dedicated peripatetic instrumental teachers who each play their own role in further enriching pupils’ experiences of music, whilst enhancing their skills and building confidence on specific instruments.
|Curriculum Teachers||Instrumental Teachers|
|Mr Hester: Head of Music||Ms Yuen-Brooker: Teacher of Piano|
|Mr Bell: Teacher of Music||Mr Coady: Teacher of Guitar|
|Miss Sheldrake: Teacher of Music||Mr Evans: Teacher of Drums|
|Ms Young: Teacher of Woodwind|
|Mrs Golding-Mills: Teacher of Vocals|
Regular concerts at the end of each term are a platform for students to showcase their music performances to staff, peers, and parents. These concerts also form the primary piece of coursework
Key Stage 3 - Year 7 - 9
Rhythm & Note Values
|Intro to Music Tech||
Blues Music 1
Pitch, Notation & Melody
|Musical Futures (Just Play)||Blues Music 2|
|Song writing 1||World Music / Fusions|
|Song writing 2||Production & Remixing|
|The Orchestra||Music in Film||Advanced Music Tech|
|Programme Music||Music in Video Games||Radio Broadcasts and Podcast Production|
Key Stage 4 - Years 10 and 11
At KS4 pupils study for the Edexcel First Award in Music. Pupils achieve a Pass, Merit, or Distinction grade which is the equivalent of one GCSE. Pupils choose specialist options within the course to suit their abilities and interests, including performing, recording, and live sound. All KS4 pupils will be responsible for planning, developing, and delivering one of the school’s termly concerts.
The course is 75% practical coursework, and 25% examination; the exam is 1 hour and covers aspects of the Music Industry.