The atmosphere of fun and engagement within the Music Department stems from our emphasis on performance. All classes in Year Seven to Eleven form a ‘Class Band’ where all pupils play instruments together, learning collaborative ensemble skills as well as learning to read music. We think this makes us a very exciting and innovative department.
In addition, as part of the Digital Learning Programme, all pupils in Year Nine upwards have full access to the Department’s Apple Mac computers, composing music for short film extracts and producing GCSE and A Level coursework scores to publishing standards. Recent examination results speak of the success of the department.
“To study music, we must learn the rules. To create music, we must break them.” Nadia Boulanger