Music curriculum lessons are delivered once per week in Key Stage 3. Students can choose to study Music as an Option subject in Key Stage 4 where they will study for the Rock School examinations in their choice of instrument.
In Year 8 and 9 students build on the skills learnt in Year 7, learn about different styles of music and learn how to play as band, trying out new instruments in the process (usually guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and vocals).
If chosen as an Option subject in Year 10 and Year 11 students choose an instrument to study (vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard) and work towards gaining Rockschool graded qualifications, which have an equivalent Level 1 or Level 2. Students are entered for 30 minute practical exams when ready and these can be during any of three exam periods each year.