Music

Music is at the heart of the school community, developing musicians for the 21st century.  All styles of music are appreciated and celebrated through the diverse range of extracurricular activities. Such experiences are excellent vehicles for musical learning.  Live performances are a regular feature of the music programme, promoting self-discipline, hard work and, above all, fun.  There are many opportunities for pupils across the key stages to work together and to showcase their diverse musical excellence through informal and formal events across the Foundation. The department creates a programme of over twenty concerts each year.

All pupils, in Key Stage 3, have two periods of Music each week and experience a curriculum rich in Listening, Performance and Composition.

The purpose-built music technology suite is available to all pupils and runs the latest versions of Sibelius and Cubase software.  Students are taught the basics of musical theory through practical sessions and more advanced musicians further their skills and experience through the GCSE course (OCR Board) and A Level studies (Edexel).

We are extremely proud of our outstanding examination results and the proportion of students continuing to study music at leading music establishments is to be highly commended.  Royal Northern College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Holloway, Leeds University and London University are just some of the colleges of musical excellence that our pupils go on to attend.