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Key Stage 3

Throughout key stage three students will receive weekly music lessons which will enable them to develop their musical skills on a number of different instruments and as singers.


Year 7

  1. Experimental Music
  2. Singing
  3. Keyboard skills
  4. African drumming
  5. Stomp!
  6. Theme and variations


Year 8

  1. Action movie trailers
  2. Jazz and the blues
  3. Indian music
  4. The Planets Suite
  5. Pictures at an Exhibition
  6. Structures


Year 9

  1. Reggae
  2. Band skills
  3. Song writing


Students receive a 50 minute lesson once a week.


In addition, it is the department’s aim to allow all students the opportunity to learn an instrument with a specialist teacher. Students who are hardworking and show a natural gift for their instrument are given the option to continue their studies up to the end of year 13.

Work studied in curriculum lessons feeds into ABRSM practical examinations, as well as concerts, cathedral services and other performance opportunities. The breadth of areas of study provides a solid foundation for the greater focus on academic learning required at GCSE level in music.