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Course description 

Through being involved in music activities students will develop self-expression, cultural understanding, critical skills and social interaction. It will also help to increase their self-esteem, self-discipline and creativity. 

Our aim is to promote and encourage the enjoyment of music in its many forms for everyone through providing a growing programme of activities, in and outside the classroom, which give students opportunities to get involved in different forms of music-making at all levels throughout the school.


Key Stage 3 

Year 7

  • Key Skills.
  • Hooks and Riffs
  • Popular Song
  • Dance Music
  • World Music and Structure.  Looking at Indian and Samba Music.

Year 8

  • Blues
  • Four Chord Song
  • Live Band Skills
  • Music of the Caribbean
  • Classical Remix
  • Film Music.

Assessing Progress

Work is assessed each half term.

Key Stage 4 

Years 9 & 10


Music Technology

Assessing Progress

Tracking assessments will continue regularly throughout the year at least half termly.

There will be a formal Mock examination period during Autumn 2 for both courses in their second year. 



Students will be expected to practise regularly.  Specific theory tests will be set as and when relevant.  There are afterschool sessions where staff and resources such as Garage Band are available.


Throughout our curriculum we will provide activities and opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe.  This will also be extended to include material that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills.


All students are expected to bring a pen, pencil, ruler and rubber in order to be prepared for learning. 

Instrumental and Singing lessons are available for students upon request.

Career Opportunities

Students will be made aware of career opportunities in the creative industries.  There will be opportunities to go on trips to the theatre and other specific beneficial visits.

The VCert specifically prepares students for progression to a career in the creative industry.