Overview of Music

Key Stage 3

Years 8, 9 and 10 receive one class of music per week.

Students study a very wide variety of musical genres and styles throughout Key Stage 3.

These units are underpinned by the essential composing, performing and listening and apprising skills needed for examination at Key Stages 4 and 5.

We cover the following topics in Years 8, 9 and 10:

Key Stage 4

Years 11 and 12 receive seven classes of music across the two-week timetable.

CCEA GCSE Music is designed to appeal to, and cater for, a wide range of interests, instruments and personalities. Talented performers and budding composers can develop their creative skill and flair whilst gaining a worthwhile qualification. The course focuses on the three main components; Listening and Apprising, Composing and Performing.

Key Stage 5

Examination Board: CCEA

Entry Requirement:  GCSE Music B.  Grade 5 in chosen instrument.


This course incorporates the three fundamental musical activities of Composing, Performing and Appraising.

A level music is an excellent choice for students who wish to either further their musical development or add variety to other A level subjects. Students develop essential skills in communication, problem solving and working with others.