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Music

Head of department: Miss K Morrissey

For any questions email: kmorrissey@stmcomprehensive.org

KS3

In year 7 and 8, every student receives one music lesson per week, where we like to explore the curriculum through a mix of performance, composition and appraising tasks.  

KS3 Time plans

GCSE

GCSE music is an ideal choice for students who learn a musical instrument or have singing lessons. We follow the Edexcel specification and students explore the curriculum through a variety of performance, composition and appraising tasks. Each student at GCSE music receives a lesson with one of our instrumental teachers to help prepare for their performance exam. We currently offer lessons in piano, drums, woodwind, singing and guitar.

KS4 Time plans            Music GCSE Specification

Extra-Curricular opportunities

The music department offers lots of extra-curricular options and performance opportunities such as:

  • Choir
  • Instrumental groups
  • Regular school concerts (Christmas and summer)
  • Singing at religious services (Mass, liturgies etc.)
  • Carol singing at Christmas
  • Arts Award
  • GCSE music soirée
  • Many more!

Career Opportunities

If you are interested in studying further, Music would help you in A levels and BTEC courses including:

  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Music Technology.

After your studies, there are many options open to someone interested in music:

  • Recording engineer
  • Video and sound engineer
  • Performer
  • Composer
  • Music teacher
  • Arts management
  • Music industry management
  • Promotions
  • Songwriter
  • Music therapist
  • Music journalist

 Music is also a fantastic subject to have even if you desire a completely unrelated career in the future, as it shows commitment to practice, desire and dedication in a different field and allows any potential university and employer to see another dimension of you as an individual.