Music Curriculum

Our Music curriculum aims to build a foundation for all pupils to achieve at Key Stage 4. At Woodlands we offer Music Technology and Graded Trinity examinations in Music Performance.  Both qualifications support pupils in pursuing a career in the Music, Arts and Technological industries and also provide pupils with DFE recognised qualifications to support further education.

Trinity Graded Examinations. Pupils will perform three Trinity grade 6 musical pieces on an instrument of their choice and a Sessions Skills study. The exam takes place at the end of year 11 with an external examiner grading all pupils' performances individually (each exam lasting between 20 and 30 minutes). This course is perfect for pupils with a passion for music performance and will require pupils to be dedicated to their instrument and comfortable when working independently 

VCert Music Technology NCFE. Pupils will explore the creation and manipulation of sound using Cubase and the school studio. The core skills assessed are; Sound Creation, Composition, Microphones and Sound Creation. 50% of this course is four pieces of coursework and the remaining 50% is two examinations, one practical and one written.

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum takes the core skills needed to succeed at Key Stage 4 and makes them accessible to younger ages building a platform to project and achieve every pupil's full potential. 

Extra Curricular opportunities:

  • APT Music

  • Shout Out Loud Choir

  • Upper Choir

  • Rock Band

  • Practice Room hire