Key stage 3

Music is delivered to all key stage students. They have access to a specialist music room and practise rooms along with specialist equipment. We offer extracurricular activities such as school choir along with peripatetic sessions which can be booked through school. Music is vital in schools as we believe it opens young minds to different aesthetics and cultures. It helps students connect and build on divergent thinking and focus.

Aims of the subject

We aim:

  • to build confidence in students ability to perform, listen and evaluate music
  • to be introduced to many different and varied musical artist, styles and cultures.
  • to gain confidence in using their voices
  • to build skills, knowledge and understanding of how to compose and create their own sounds using various instruments.
  • learn and understand how music is created and the various components needed such as pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and structure.

Key stage 4

Our BTEC music course will be of interest to students who have a love of music, have enjoyed the subject at key stage 3, can play an instrument and/or sing and is interested in the music industry

Exam board: Edexcel
Qualification type: BTEC
Contact: Mr Butterworth

How will I be assessed?

  • Internal assessments
  • External assessment

Future pathways and careers

  • Music can be continued to AS and A Level
  • Professional musician
  • Music technician and recording
  • Music therapist
  • Broadcasting
  • Theatre
  • Teaching
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