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13/07/2020 - KJ Linked Issue 15 released!

As you will have seen, the Government is encouraging secondary schools to consider a partial return for Year 10 and Year 12 students from Monday 1st June 2020. Our view continues to be that it is important that we take appropriate, extensive and considered actions to assure the safety of all members of our school community to make the right decision at the right time.

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Interactivity Week (Start 13/7/2020)


Teaching Staff

  • E Smith (Director of Learning)
  • I Heddle – Music Teacher
  • F Casewell (Brass)
  • K Coulls (Upper Strings and Vocal)
  • P Waite (Guitar)
  • S Abbott (Drums and Percussion)

Department Information

Making music involves more than the voice or fingers playing an instrument; a child learning about music has to tap into multiple skill sets, often simultaneously. For instance, people use their ears and eyes, as well as large and small muscles. Music is a language, music is an academic subject, music is an art form. It’s a subject which covers a multitude of different aspects and offers countless opportunities.


Key Stage 4

BTEC NQF L2 Music.

Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance                                  25% of final grade

Unit 1: The Music Industry (Exam)                                           25% of final grade

Unit 2: Managing a Music Product                                            25% of final grade

Unit 7: Music Sequencing                                                             25% of final grade

Students will have numerous performance opportunities throughout Key Stage 4. They will also have first choice on enrolling with our peripatetic instrumental music teachers.

Year 10

Performing: Students will select a primary instrumental focus and participate in both ensemble and solo practical workshops. They will perform live and showcase their developing instrumental/vocal skills.

The Music Industry: Students will learn about the Music Industry/Business. They will study how copywrite procedures work and also investigate the wide range of roles and organisations which underpin the industry. 

Year 11

Managing a Product: Students select either to stage a Live Performance or  undertake a Music Recording project. This is predominately group work and relies heavily on collaborative efforts from peers.  

Music Technology: Students are shown how to sequence electronic music using a range of sophisticated software and MIDI instruments. Compositional activities allow scope for creativity, while the scientific language of programming is imparted and explored.    

Year 10

Year 11

Unit 5 – Music Performance

Unit 2 – Managing a Music Product

Unit 1 – The Music Industry

Unit 7 – Music Sequencing