Music Curriculum


The Longfield Way

PEAL Responses

Longfield Learning Station

Retrieval Strategies and Homework

Literacy Across the Curriculum

School Values Charter

Learning Journey

Head of Department Welcome

Read and Watch Lists


Welcome to Music…

The Music Department comprises of one full time member of staff and several visiting instrumental teachers from Durham Music Service.

Music is compulsory at KS3 and is taught for one hour each fortnight to all classes from Year 7 to Year 9. The study of Music at KS4 in Years 10 and 11 is optional, with many of those students often continuing their study in Further Education.

The department aims to provide students with a wide range of optional instrumental tuition. Currently we offer tuition in strings (violin / viola/ cello), brass (trumpet / cornet / horn / trombone), woodwind (flute / clarinet / saxophone), guitar and drums.
These lessons take place during school time and times rotate on a weekly basis to minimise disruption to learning. There is a small charge for these lessons.



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 Year 7

 Year 8

 Year 9

Half Term 1

Half Term 1.2

Half Term 2

Half Term 2.2

Half Term 3

Half Term 3.2

Horror: Phantom Of The Opera

Pop Music: Stand By Me

Musicals: All That Jazz

 Year 10

 Year 11

Half Term 1

Half Term 1.2

Half Term 2

Half Term 2.2

Half Term 3

Half Term 3.2

BTEC: Unit 7 Final sequenced piece

BTEC: Unit 2 Making a musical product.

BTEC: Unit 2 Range of evidence, posters, tickets, research, equipment, lighting, recordings.

BTEC: Production of final musical product