Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way students think, feel and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. Students perform and compose music in different styles increasing their understanding of musical devices, processes and contextual influences..
The National Curriculum provides the framework in which the department works and students later take GCSE and A Level Music exams. The schemes of work consist of integrated units that are imaginative and challenging in order to motivate all students.
Students receive 3 hours a fortnight. The Secondary Instrumental Programme (SIP) is one hour a week and students receive a further 1 hour of 'classroom' music every two weeks.