As an academic subject, music is unique in combining (critical) analysis, history, problem solving, creativity, languages and communication skills. Those who study music gain a wide range of transferable skills.
All pupils study music at Y9, following a curriculum that stretches all pupils and explores a wide range of genres through practical and listening work and encourages pupils to collaborate with each other on a range of topics.
Our GCSE and A Level music classes currently follow the AQA specifications, where 60% of the qualification is obtained via coursework (performance & composition), and 40% through an exam in the summer session. All lessons take place in our suite in Guldrey Lodge, where pupils benefit from access to computers and software such as Sibelius.