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Music at Key Stage 3

Performing, composing listening and reviewing and evaluating are fundamental to the curriculum at Key Stage 3, where students are encouraged to perform, compose and evaluate in a safe and supportive environment.   

Students study a diverse range of musical styles including traditional, world and popular music, gaining good skills and understanding on a number of instruments by the end of Key Stage 3. Students have the opportunity to develop their music technology skills using music software. Use of the Macs is an integrated part of the Key Stage 3 curriculum. Students learn through taking part in whole class workshops, small group, paired and individual work.

Many students continue learning beyond the classroom on a whole range of instruments, including singing and learn through performing with others in many of the school ensembles.

The Music department collaborates with the Dance and Drama departments to offer Bronze Arts Awards to students in Key Stage 3

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