Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
At Key Stage 3, students are exposed to a variety of musical styles. In each year a western classical style, a popular style and a world style are studied. For example, Year 8 study the music of Mozart, the blues and North African drumming. Students learn about these styles through performance and compositional tasks. These tasks allow students to build up a strong theoretical understanding, including understanding notation, as well as a wide musical vocabulary with which to appraise the music. This curriculum prepares all students to go on and study music at GCSE and A level.