Music Overview

Staff Quote


Robert Lester

James Anderson


Ian Anderson

“Music is the universal language of mankind”
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent ”
- Victor Hugo

Why study Music?

The importance of music is undeniable as we are surrounded by it every single day of our lives. Plato once said that music "is a more potent instrument than any other for education". Unlike most subjects, music uses both sides of the brain. It means that students who do more music perform better academically, as their brains are better developed academically, emotionally and physically.

Studies show that students who have instrumental lessons, score 27% higher on tests that students who don't, leading to conclusions that musical training permanently prepares a young mind for enhanced performance.

Music is a challenging subject that provides the opportunity for students to be creative and disciplined at the same time

Aims / Objectives

In Music we aim :

  • To foster the development of musical talent in every student
  • For students to achieve at and above their target grades in Music at all Key Stages
  • To set SSS projects regularly to further develop understanding

Key Stage 3

In Key stage 3, students have one 50 minute lesson of class music per week. They will study a range of different styles and traditions from across the world and centuries.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students who choose to continue their music study with a full GCSE
The present course is:
Edexcel GCSE Music.

Key Stage 5

In the sixth form students have the option to follow courses in both music and music technology

  • Edexcel BTEC National Award in Music (Performing) Level 3
  • Edexcel AS/A2 Music Technology