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 / oboe / 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.
Learning Sequence Overview
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