Music is the Universal Language of Mankind

Music provides a wonderful chance for students individually and as a group to develop new talents and confidence through performing, regardless of ability.  They build on life skills - to concentrate, to explore, to prepare and organise, and to collaborate.  The study of music history enriches students’ understanding of different cultures and eras, and to see the roots of today’s popular music in context.

Our Approach

Students are introduced to a combination of musical genres, interests, theory and perfomance as part of weekly time in class.  Those with more interest or ability take part in the College performances, as soloists or ensembles, and can also join related clubs such as the College’s Gospel Choir.

Key Stage 3

Music is a compulsory subject at KS3, with weekly lessons covering basic music theory and appreciation, listening to music from different cultures, and an introduction to playing different types of instruments.

Key Stage 4

The elements of this course include performing, composing, listening and composing.  The composing element is developed through the course, using ICT resources and music technology, and with individual assistance from the teacher.  Students who do well in this course often progress to Music Technology at A level.

Extra Curricular Music

Students who take extra curricular music at Key Stage 3 have access to paid lessons at a reduced rate.

Students can study many different instruments as well as singing: