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Key Stage 3

The emphasis in Years 7 & 8 is on gaining valuable experience in performing, composing and listening to a range of music in different genres, styles and traditions. Music at KS3 will engage and inspire students to develop a love of music and increase self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

Year 7

Students in Year 7 will have one hour of Music per week and the topics they study include, Musical Elements, Musical Notation, Musical Structures, Music in the Media, Instruments of the Orchestra and Performing Music.

Year 8

Students in Year 8 will have one hour of Music per week and the topics they study include Film and Gaming Music, Popular Music, Music from other Cultures, Jazz and Blues, Song writing and Performance.

Key Stage 4

The aims for Music at KS4 are similar to KS3, however they are encouraged to become more independent practitioners. Students will discover new approaches to performing, composing and develop a clear understanding of how Music has evolved and how it is important in different cultures.  Students also have the option of developing vocational skills connected to various jobs within the Music Industry.

 Key Stage 4 Courses Offered

Level 2 Qualification
Exam Board
Link to Website and specification

GCSE Music

Btec Music








Extra Curricular Activities

In Music we have a wide range of musical ensembles and opportunities running after school, a Choir, a Band,  a Guitar and String Group, a Jazz Ensemble as well as rehearsals for budding rock and pop groups / soloists and exciting large scale musical productions.   These opportunities allow students to come along and perform, compose and develop their musical talents. In addition to this we also offer instrumental lessons, which run during the school day on various days. These include: Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Drums, Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Singing lessons. These lessons are delivered privately by the NYCC Music Service.

Useful Links

Coast and Vale Learning Trust

About Coast and Vale Learning Trust

The Coast and Vale Learning Trust in Scarborough aims to improve education in the locality through establishing coherent and collaborative practice across schools and other educational institutions in the area.

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