Our aim in the music department is to develop performance and composition skills, as well as developing listening skills and an all-round appreciation and love of music. Through performance and composition we aim for learners to build confidence and develop imagination.
We live in a society where music is everywhere. It is our role to develop a love of music as well as expanding learner’s horizons and introducing them to different styles and genres. Through our schemes of learning students study a wide variety of genres from classical to rock, African drumming to musical theatre. Learners will study how basic musical concepts have developed over time and responded to changes in society and the world, as well as learning to perform a wide variety of styles on a number of different instruments.
Please contact Head of Department Mrs K Southern for further information
Stationary and planners are required in all lessons. The majority of specialist equipment required in lesson is provided, although if learners wish to bring their own instruments with them to practice on, that is perfectly acceptable.
We have a choir and band that rehearse weekly and any learner is welcome to join. We have practice rooms available for learners to book at lunchtimes, if learners want to practice something for a lesson or have a go at forming a band with friends. We also host regular concerts for ensembles and soloists to perform at. In addition we have a number of specialist instrumental teachers that come in weekly to teach. If a learner is interested in learning an instrument they should ask their music teacher for a letter.
For this information please contact the Head of Department
Edexcel GCSE Specification
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