Students study a wide range of musical styles from different traditions and parts of the world. Students are introduced to the contexts in which these different styles are composed and performed and explore exciting music through their own performance and composition work. Genres studied include reggae, blues, classical music, world and pop music.
In GADE and KS3 students practice the keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums and learn how to rehearse effectively both as individuals and as part of a band. This is an exciting, fun and enjoyable subject where the students can gain new skills for a lifetime of musical appreciation and performance.
To support our students love and passion for music, we have a new modern 'music pod' which enables students to practice their skills within a contained and therapeutic area of the school. As part of our enrichment activities, some students take part in performing at our annual awards evening which helps build their confidence and skills in performing.