Music in the curriculum

Music plays an important part in the life of the school.  We offer our music tuition in a new facility with excellent performance, rehearsal and music ICT facilities.

Inidividual tuition in voice and a variety of instruments is available to all Sixth Form gilrs during their private study periods.  Practice rooms and listening facilities are available, along with departmental comoputers with Cubase Sibelius 6 software and access to Grove Online.  Sixth Form musicians are encouraged to use the school's Steinway grand piano.  

School musicians are encouraged to belong to Derby Music Centre on Saturdays.  Our five-day week enables the most talented girls to attend the Junior Departments of major music colleges in London, Manchester or Birmingham on Saturdays.

We follow the Edexcel specification at music A-level. This course includes:

  • Performance (recital and ensemble work)
  • Listening and analysis
  • Composition and compositional techniques.