Welcome to the Music Department
To provide opportunities for all students to develop their holistic knowledge and understanding of music.
For all learners to develop music specific skills in performance, composition, critical engagement (listening and evaluating) and musical literacy, within a variety of musical genres.
For learners to engage with music through individual and group activity, taking creative risks and developing resilience.
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively, developing respect for other musicians/peers through performance, composition and listening activities.
For learners to gain an appreciation of how music specific skills connect to other aspects of life within our school community as music makers; and in the wider world as music producers / stakeholders (listeners and consumers of music produced by others).
Singing, rhythm skills, notation and keyboard skills
African Drumming, Singing and Rhythm OR Electronic Music (exploring riffs and melody) - performance and composition using music technology
Samba Drumming OR Ground Bass Performance
Blues - ukulele and keyboard performance and song composition OR Electronic Dance Music (exploring harmony) - performance and composition using music technology
Tolerance Through Song - Exploring Hip Hop and Rap music through songwriting and ukulele/keyboard performance
Taiko Drumming or Film Music
Rockschool Level2 - Instrumental Study
Rockschool Level 2- Musical Knowledge
Rockschool Level 2 - Live Music Performance
The specification document for this course can be found below:
Extra Curricular Activities and Clubs
We encourage all students to participate in the extra-curricular programme we offer. Our clubs and activities are designed to be inclusive for all; the broad range on offer ensures that there is something for students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to get involved with. We regularly review our offer to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.
The extra-curriculum clubs and activities for the current (and previous) academic term can be found by visiting the link below.