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Music is both a focus for study and a means of communal expression. Students at The Portsmouth Academy are given the opportunity to develop musical understanding and skill (in perception, as composers and as performers) in classes, individually and in school ensembles. There are many opportunities for pupils to share their musical expertise with the academy as well as with the wider community, for instance, the Carol Service and Sound Bites, and our annual school production.
In Key Stage 3 students develop and reinforce their understanding and practical skills using their voices, instruments and music technology. Through listening, composing and performing activities they strengthen their creative ability, self-confidence and self-expression.
Participation, performance and personalised progression extend beyond the classroom. Vocal and instrumental tuition are available to students in all years, and a wide range of extra-curricular musical activities (choirs and instrumental groups) take place each week at lunchtime and after school.