Subject Leader: Mrs. C.L. Snaith
Peripatetic Staff:- Mr. S. Atherton (Brass)
Ms H. Thomas (Woodwind)
Mrs. L. Atherton (Strings)
Ms A. Hunt (Cello/Bass Guitar)
Mr. J. Thorpe (Guitar)
Mr J. Edwards (Drum Kit)
Mr. D. Thomas (Woodwind – bassoon & oboe)
Mrs T. Boycott (Vocal)
Music at Key Stage 3
In Years 7-9, pupils follow a very varied practical course. All activities build pupils’ performing, composing and listening skills within a topic-related structure, covering such diverse music as “Fanfares’, ‘Jazz and “Blues’, Popular Music” and music of the classical traditions.
Music at Key Stage 4
In Years 10-11, pupils opting to take GCSE music follow the WJEC syllabus, which is divided into four topics, including “Music in Wales” and “Music for Stage and Screen”. They are assessed through a combination of composition coursework (30%), performance (30%) and listening exam (40%).
The department offers a wide range of instrumental tuition to all pupils who wish to participate. Currently over 10% of the school population take advantage of this opportunity.
Monday Year 10 and 11 support (by arrangement) 3.10 – 4.00
Tuesday String group 3.00 – 4.10
Wednesday School Band 3.10 – 3.45
Thursday School Choir 3.10 – 4.10