Music

Subject Overview

Music is situated in B Block. The music department in addition to its teaching classroom has two practice rooms.

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all students:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.” ―Alphonse de Lamartine

Music Staff

Miss A Capaldi Assistant Headteacher
Mr G Harding Peripatetic Music Teacher , BMA Music
Mr J Askam Peripatetic Music Teacher, BMA Music
Mr M Thompson Peripatetic Music Teacher, BMA Music

KS3 Music & Instrumental lessons

At Key Stage 3, students study music as part of a carousel with other creative subjects. Students in years 7 and 8 study music for 6 periods over the fortnight and in Year 9 students have 4 lessons over the fortnight. We also offer the opportunity for your child to start music lessons in our dedicated music department (including specialised practise rooms).

    • Lessons available are: Guitar (Acoustic, Electric and Bass), Piano, Singing, Drums and Woodwind.
    • All students will have the opportunity to work towards examinations if they wish or simply play for pleasure (or both!).
    • All lessons are for 20 minutes (pairs or one to one) and take place during the school day. They are arranged on a rota basis to ensure minimal disruption to academic classes.

For more information including prices, students should speak to Miss Capaldi.

“Without music, life would be a blank to me.”

Jane Austen