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In Year 7 we teach Music as part of the Arts Carousel. Students rotate between Art, Drama and Music in six week blocks of three lessons a week.

Students have the opportunity to develop and master skills through performance (solo and group) and composition tasks. These opportunities allow students to gain confidence, develop skills and learn how to appreciate music through listening and performing.

Students are required to play keyboards, to use tuned and un-tuned percussion, to sing and are also given opportunities to perform on their own instruments. In addition, students are required to compose music within groups and perform pieces in front of the class.

Topic Overview

  • Classroom concert
  • Rhythm
  • Treble clef
  • Graphic core
  • Keyboards
  • Popular music genre
  • Musical futures
  • African drums
  • Blues music


Students are given the opportunity to participate in our extra-curricular activities, which occur weekly after school. Instrumentalists can join the Junior/Senior Concert Band. Students who don’t play an instrument are welcome to join the Pop Choir, Samba Band and/or Rock Band. Furthermore, the music department welcomes students to play on the keyboards before/after school, break and lunchtimes. The students are also allowed to book practice rooms after school to further develop their solo/group performance skills.

All students can audition for the two whole school music concerts and school musical we hold every year. In year 7 and 8 the music department hold a lunchtime recital every half-term where students are welcome to showcase their talents in front of an small audience.

Useful Websites

ArtForms Leeds - www.artformsleeds.co.uk

Bitesize Music - www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects

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