The Music Department is part of the Performing Arts faculty consisting of 8 staff delivering across the full age range 11-19.
- Mr S Speight – Director of Creative and PE (Music Teacher)
- Miss N Castleden – Curriculum Leader of Performing Arts (Drama Teacher)
- Mrs L O’Connor – Deputy Headteacher (Drama Teacher)
- Mrs C James – Music teacher
- Mr B Mungovin – Music teacher
- Mrs R Jones – Music and Drama teacher
- Mrs R Ross – Drama teacher
- Performing Arts technician – Mr J Lawson
We are able to utilise the full benefits of a multi million pound building that we first occupied in 2011. There are 4 music practice rooms with a variety of different instruments to encourage independent learning and musical progression.
All students are taught Music in mixed ability sets across the key stages. At GCSE the students are entered for the following qualifications:
- Music – EDUQAS
At A’ Level students are entered for the following qualifications:
- Music – EDUQAS
Students are encouraged to use the studios and suites before and after school, as well as break and lunch times, in order to accelerate their progress. Teachers are always available to guide and lead students to success. Extra revision sessions take place on a regular basis to continue this acceleration.
All key stages are encouraged to contribute to whole school music showcases and the annual whole-school production. Students are motivated and inspired to show commitment to the projects inside and outside of lessons by attending regular rehearsals with energy and enthusiasm. Peripatetic lessons are available to all key stages with emphasis on teamwork, pride and self belief. Regular visits to the theatre gives students the opportunity to experience live theatre in a professional environment where they learn to respect the public and social outside of a school setting.
The Performing Arts Faculty has established links with our main partner primary schools through the provision of activities for students and the opportunity for shared performance. The faculty have excellent links with Higher Education establishments in the area, encouraging a good proportion of students to opt for Performing Arts and related subjects at post 16. Performing Arts regularly showcase performances to our feeder schools inviting them to attend interactive workshops and performances that encourage transition.