Music

In every musical genre, composers and performers from our country have been celebrated on the international stage. From Thomas Tallis in Elizabethan times to The Beatles, Adele, film composers like Rachel Portman and also success in jazz, folk and world music. Many of our students go  to study music post 6th form and some have gone on to have notable musical careers. We want to inspire the next generation!

Key stage 3 (years 7,8 &9)

Students have one hour each week in Year 7 and 9 and year 8 is taught in a termy carousel. All students have access to a Mac computer fitted with a keyboard and the software programmes - Garageband and Sibelius. All students will also learn to play the Ukulele. During the lessons, the students will compose, perform (keyboards, ukulele and sing), listen and analyse music. Assessments are every half term. The students study a wide range of genres, composers and artists. 

Musicale is a private music school on our grounds where students receive their one to one music lessons. 

Additional Opportunities

  • Chamber choir
  • Senior Choir
  • House Senior Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Wind Band
  • Opportunities to perform as a soloist
  • Senior Strings
  • House Orchestra
  • Trips to concerts and West end musicals

On average there are  8 concerts and events a year. 

Curriculum Maps

Key stage 4 (years 10 & 11)

Music at St George’s is integrated into everyday life. Many students sing or play an instrument and take part in our extracurricular events. Music is a popular subject at GCSE, this year 42 students are studying it. At GCSE Level, we study the EDEXCEL syllabus. In this course,  students experience the musical disciplines of performing, composing, listening and understanding. Students will develop performance skills, compose music and build up their aural and analytical skills through studying the music of composers and genres.

Course Content Edexcel 1MU0

Component 1: 1MU0/01)
NEA -   Extended Performance (30%) Practical exams in December and February of Year 11.

Component 2: 1MU0/02)
NEA  - Composition (30%) Hand in February of Year 11

Component 3: 1MU0/03)
Exam - Further Musical Understanding (40%) Written exam in June of Year 11.

Musicale is a private music school on our grounds where students receive their one to one music lessons. 

GCSE summary and curriculum document to be linked here once devised and complete (a task to be outlined and completed at a later date)

Additional Opportunities

  • Chamber choir
  • Senior Choir
  • House Senior Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Wind Band
  • Opportunities to perform as a soloist
  • Senior Strings
  • House Orchestra
  • Trips to concerts and West end musicals

On average there are  8 concerts and events a year. 

Key stage 5 (years 12 & 13)

Music at St George’s is integrated into everyday life. Many students sing or play an instrument and take part in our extracurricular events. This also includes student conducting of  House orchestra and choirs for the annual competition.  At ALevel, we study the EDEXCEL syllabus. In this course, students experience the musical disciplines of performing, composing, listening and understanding. Students will develop performance skills, compose music and build up their aural and analytical skills through studying the music of composers and genres.

Course Content Edexcel 9MU0

Component 1: 9MU0/01)
NEA -   Extended Performance (30%) Practical exam in March of Year 13.

Component 2: 9MU0/02)
NEA  - Composition (30%) Hand in April of Year 13

Component 3: 9MU0/03)
Exam - Further Musical Understanding (40%) Written exam in June of Year 13.

Musicale is a private music school on our grounds where students receive their one to one music lessons. 

A Level summary and curriculum document to be linked here once devised and complete (a task to be outlined and completed at a later date)

Additional Opportunities

  • Chamber choir
  • Senior Choir
  • House Senior Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Wind Band
  • Opportunities to perform as a soloist
  • Senior Strings
  • House Orchestra
  • Trips to concerts and West end musicals

On average there are  8 concerts and events a year.