Welcome to the Kingsmead School Music Department.

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8), students study various topics such as World Music, Music for Film and Musicals. Students develop skills in listening, appraising, performing and composing. They learn to use a variety of musical instruments and their voice to achieve this.

At Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11), students take the skills they have acquired at Key Stage 3 and develop them further. In Year 9, the skills required for controlled assessment are introduced and developed. Listening skills are also a focus. In Year 10 and 11, controlled assessments are carried out for compositions and performances. Students also work on their listening skills and exam technique.

Extra-curricular activities such as Orchestra, Choir and Samba are available to all students.

The learning team has organised the opportunity for students to participate in musical workshops through the School’s Challenge Days.

Top 5 useful websites:

BBC Bitesize

AQA Music

Ultimate Guitar


Karaoke Version