Staff List

Ms G Stevens (HOD)

Areas of learning

  • Contemporary, folk and classical styles of music from a variety of places and times will be studied through listening, performing and composing.
  • The cultural context and purpose of the music studied will be explored through literature, video, discussion and participation.
  • General musical skills and understanding will be developed through practical workshops throughout the Key Stage in addition to the thematic units.
  • Opportunities for varied groupings will include:
    • Performing as part of a large group.
    • Improvising within a large group.
    • Leadership and creative roles within a large group.
    • Performing as part of a small group and individually.
    • Composing/devising/improvising as part of a small group.
    • Composing individually and in pairs.
  • Independent learning projects will be set each term which allow students to explore their own musical interests in greater depth.

The music department’s facilities will be available to pupils outside of lesson times through a combination of open access times (room booking sheets), and organised ensembles and activities.


Exam Board and Structure of Course

Edexcel GCSE Music

There are three Units to the qualification syllabus:

  1. Performing (Coursework portfolio).
  2. Composing/arranging (Coursework portfolio).
  3. Listening and Appraising (Final exam).


Study at Home

BBC GCSE Bitesize Music:

Mrs Josephs Music Listening Channel: