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Music can change the world because it can change people.

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Making music is at the heart of our approach. Lessons are available on orchestra instruments, guitars, drums and singing. Concerts throughout the year, both in school and the wider community, showcase pupils' talents. An exciting recital series, which invites professional musicians into school, enriches the musical experience of all of our pupils.

Music is the soundtrack of your life.

Dick Clark

Pupils in 1st and 2nd Form receive one lesson per week. In the 3rd Form music is offered as an option within the Creative Curriculum. The Steinway Model D piano is the centre piece to many recitals.  In addition to computer score writing and sequencing software, pupils experience African drumming, steel pans, ukuleles, guitars and the colourful sounds of tuned and untuned percussion.  Pupils become well grounded in music theory and develop their composing and performing skills.

Pupils opting to take GCSE Music follow the Edexcel specification. This programme of study offers pupils an excellent and broad musical experience through critical listening, composing and performing. Through study of a varied repertoire of pieces, from Purcell to Queen, there are abundant opportunities for pupils to develop their musicianship. 

GCSE Specification L1-L2 in Music | PDF