In Years 10 & 11 students can opt to study a GCSE qualification in Music following the OCR exam board programme of study. Students have to play a musical instrument or sing to a good standard. The candidates are expected to complete coursework in the fields of PERFORMING, COMPOSING and APPRAISING music. At the end of the course students sit a LISTENING EXAM featuring questions on some of the following styles of music:

  • The concerto through time
  • Rhythms of the world
  • My music – a study of your chosen instrument
  • Film music
  • Popular music 1950 – present day