Music is both a focus for study and a means of communal expression. Pupils develop musical understanding and skill (in perception, as composers and as performers) in classes, in option groups, individually and in school ensembles. There are many opportunities for pupils to share their musical expertise with the academy as well as to the wider community, for instance, the Carol Service and Sound Bites.
Years 9, 10 & 11
At Key Stage 4 there is one pathway: the GCSE Music course. This focuses on all three areas of listening, composing and performing and prepares our pupils for further study of music at college.
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.
|Music||EDEXCEL||GCSE||AQA Music ||Listening to & Appraising Music: 20%
Composing & Appraising Music: 20%
Performing Music: 40%
Composing Music: 20%