Key Stage 5

In Years 12 and 13 we offer the Edexcel GCE Music Technology course. This course encourages students, including those who do not play a traditional instrument, to explore their musicality and to create original material using technology.

This intensive course offers students the chance to develop skills in the following areas:

  • Research
  • Planning
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Composition skills
  • Performance

The GCE in Music is a widely respected course, providing students with the valuable skills and experience needed for further education and employment.

Music technology careers could include:

  • Music Therapist
  • Musician
  • Private Music Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Sound Technician / Broadcasting / Film / Video

Key Stage 5 Text Books used:

  • Edexcel AS/A Level Anthology of Music - ISBN 9781292118369

Special Features

  • We run a diverse range of extra curricular music groups, including: Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Big Band, Keyboard Club, String Group, Blues Band, Senior Jazz.
  • We host a number of concerts throughout the year, including: Rock Stars, Christmas Concert, The Summer Festival, The Soul Lounge and regular Chamber Concerts.
  • Our students' have entered for local and national music competitions, including 'Britain's Got Talent'.
  • We have a full compliment of peripatetic teachers, offering individual tuition on a wide selection of instruments.
  • We ensure provision for Gifted and Talented students at all levels by holding performing and composing opportunities throughout the year.
  • The Music Department joins forces with the Drama Department each year to produce annual School Musicals and other productions.
  • We also run regular Music trips, including an annual Choir and Band trip to continental Europe each year.