Performing Arts: Music

The music department is a thriving hub of musical development within the school, where students of all abilities are nurtured and given many varied and inspiring musical opportunities.

The department features two large teaching rooms with full class sets of keyboards and performance spaces, and 5 practice rooms. We also have a brand new Mac Suite, comprising 16 computers with industry standard Music technology, and a fully working recording studio. The department has a wide range of Musical opportunities both in and out of the classroom. The extra-curricular timetable boasts Samba, Soul Band, Choir, Stage and Screen, Brass, Strings and Woodwind group, all of which run during lunchtimes. The groups also have many local performance opportunities.

There is also a wide range of instrumental tuition at the school: Brass, strings, woodwind, voice, guitar, drum kit, percussion and piano. Students benefit considerably from these lessons with our highly experienced staff.

Curriculum and Qualifications

The KS3 curriculum is designed to enrich students’ knowledge and understanding of music, their composition and their performing skills through a dynamic range of contexts. More information on the curriculum content can be found here. We link all the Areas of Study in KS4 within the KS3 curriculum.

In KS4, the department is currently running GCSE Music with OCR; details of the Course Timeline can be found here and the course specification can be found here

We are also very excited to be starting a new KS4 BTEC qualification in Music Technology. This course will start in September 2019 and the course specification is available here

If you require any further information about the Music or Performing Arts programme, please contact