Introduction to Music

Music provides a stimulating and rewarding programme of study that enables students to develop their musical imagination and creativity. Students can develop their technical skills on an instrument or as a singer, and become increasingly confident, expressive and mature as a performer.

Music at KS3

Students study the 3 key areas of music: Performance; Composing; Listening and Appraising.
Students will explore aspects of musical history, world music, and popular music. They will learn to read musical notation, develop musical expression, and instrumental skills.


Music at KS4

Students learn about musical language and explore the elements underlying the organisation of sound, through listening to music, performing individually and in a group, composing and appraising music.

The GCSE Music course allows students to develop their own musical interests and skills including the ability to make music individually and in groups and to use music technology. Evaluate their own and others' music as well as to be able to understand and appreciate a range of different kinds of music. Students actively engage in the process of music study in order to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.