Music in the curriculum

Pupils in Years 7 and 8 have two lessons per week, and pupils in Year 9 have one lesson per week.  Emphasis is centered on composition, performance and analysis.

Music is offered both at GCSE and A Level.   

We follow the Edexcel specification for music GCSE. The two year course involves:

  • Performing (solo and ensemble)
  • Composition
  • Listening

The course is not restricted to classical music. Areas of study include popular and World music and the course is accessible to all young musicians regardless of taste and background.

  • We follow the Edexcel specification at music A-level. This course includes:
  • Performance (recital and ensemble work)
  • Listening and analysis
  • Composition and compositional techniques