Music

KS3

All students in Key Stage 3 have the opportunity to attend one music lesson per week. Our music teacher, Mrs Black has worked alongside Plymouth Youth Music to deliver the National Curriculum in ways that challenges motivate and raises expectations for all students. By working closely with these services, we have been able to develop student's instrumental and vocal skills. We aim to foster and enhance student's enjoyment of all aspects of music.
Our Key Stage 3 students perform at Lord Mayors Carol service every year. We are currently working with a music therapist and offering Key Stage 3 and two Key Stage 4 students' individual guitar and drumming tuition. During these sessions students have been encouraged to write poetry which they have then used to in their composition.

Our Year 7 students have been invited this year by The Philharmonic Orchestra to take part in two year project called 'iOrchestra'. This project has been funded by the Arts Council and will use digital technology and live performance to empower students to take their own journey in discovering and participating in classical music.

KS4

KS4 Music option aims to equip students with skills required to perform a variety of pieces as part of an ensemble. Students will be given the opportunity to perform a range of simple pieces and for their assessment they will be required to sing and play the minimum of two pieces. Students are also required to carry out a review of their work during the rehearsal period and consider what they are doing well and what could be improved.

Music Curriculum Overview

QUALIFICATIONS: WJEC Entry Pathways