Key Stage 3
Students are encouraged to develop a love of music through a range of activities in Key Stage 3, including practical music making, listening and analytical exercises. Students are encouraged to evaluate their own work and that of others.
Assessment data and target setting are used to raise achievement and all pupils use ICT regularly as part of their Music curriculum.
Key Stage 4
Students who choose to study Music at GCSE will follow the AQA GCSE course. This course combines practical and theory work and includes composition, listening and appreciation of music.
Many students are involved in extra-curricular activities, including a Chamber Choir, Main Choir, Band and a String Orchestra. There are many opportunities to perform during the year at events such as the school carol service, musical productions and the annual Summer Concert. The department has a strong peripatetic teaching team and a wide range of instruments are available to be taught.