“Music is an enriching and valuable academic subject. Research evidence shows that a quality music education can improve self-confidence, behavior and social skills, as well as improve academic attainment in areas such as numeracy, literacy and language.” Department for Education, 2012
Music, a foundation subject in the National Curriculum, is taught to all students in Stage not Age groups at Key Stage 3. Students learn about musical traditions styles and genres from around the world and through time. The approach to teaching is one which encourages thinking and playing together and fosters musicianship and creativity.
In years 7 & 8, all pupils have 50 minutes of music each week in the timetable. They have access to a large range of instruments and the projects covered consist mainly of practical music making tasks.
Through year 7 we build on previous learning so that students can use our comprehensive range of equipment with confidence.
In year 8 we look at genres styles and traditions in greater depth.
Enrichment: There is a lunchtime music club. Students can come to the music room to practice and perform together. Extra tuition in keyboard guitar and ukulele is offered at lunchtimes and after school.
Every effort is made to enable our young musicians to extend their musical lives by working alongside the local music service and other providers.