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Key Stage 4

A highly musical, GCSE course is offered at Key Stage 4.Students receive three hour-long sessions every week and have access to the extensive peripatetic provision, dependent on availability, and to the range of enrichment activities that includes ‘Soul Band’, ‘Choir’ and ‘String Ensemble’.

The GCSE music course includes performance and composition coursework and a listening exam at the end of the course.

The aims of GCSE music are to:

  • Develop candidates’ interest and enjoyment of music that will be sustained in later life, so that they are inspired, moved and changed by studying a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study
  • Develop candidates’ own musical interests and skills including an understanding of how to make music individually and in groups
  • Enable candidates to evaluate their own and others’ music
  • Develop understanding and appreciation of a range of different kinds of music
  • Develop broader life-skills and attributes including critical and creative thinking, aesthetic sensitivity, emotional awareness, cultural understanding, self-discipline, self-confidence and self-motivation.

The Rock School Music Practitioner course includes:

  • A compulsory live music performance of 15 minutes at a concert or event
  • 2 Options from:
    • Contextualising music
    • Music style development
    • Listening to music
    • Music rehearsal skills
    • Instrumental study
    • Organising a music event
    • Recorded music performance

Key Stage 4 Revision

Revision Notes for Set works, can be used for general revision and also to complete homework tasks.









Mr Chris Brown

Vice Principals:
Kelly Harris (Pastoral and Behaviour)
Paddy Cassidy (Curriculum and Assessment)
Alison Underwood (Personal Development and Inclusion)

Finance &
Resources Director:

Ken Robb