Music is taught to all Key Stage 3 students and is chosen for GCSE by students who have a general interest in many types of music and have good performing skills as a singer or instrumentalist. Students will follow the OCR GCSE Music Qualification.
All students benefit from the excellent facilities in the department with a specialist music classroom, two practice rooms, a professional standard recording studio, with a recital area. Students have at their disposal; a Grand Piano; a large number of upright electric pianos; a full set of ukuleles; two drum kits; and a full set of electronic keyboards.
Many musical enrichment experiences are planned for this year starting with our School Carol Service on Tuesday 13th December at St Mary’s Church, Tetbury. Trips to see orchestras and visiting musicians are also planned to enhance our enrichment opportunities.
Students can also showcase their own talents to delighted audiences by taking part in one of the three Music Concerts held during the academic year, which this year will begin with our carol service on 13th December at St Mary’s Church.
Offering an impressive array of extra-curricular music activities which utilise the superb studios and recital areas; students can take part in a variety of choirs, instrumental ensembles, academic support groups as well as a number of solo performance opportunities.
It is our vision that EVERY child passing through the doors of the Music department be given the opportunity to leave with an understanding and appreciation of a wide variety of music, in addition to the skills and experience to play at least three instruments.
Musical excellence, nothing less.
Music is compulsory for students in Year 7, 8 and 9.
Sir William Romney’s School Music Department works in partnership with St Mary’s Church, Tetbury, Gloucestershire Music, Gloucestershire music hub and the music works to bring our students an unrivalled programme of music.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum covers a wide range of musical genres from across the globe. The key skills of listening, composition and performing are covered in all years of the Key Stage and this instils a love of music and also prepares our students for studying music at GCSE. Facilities are excellent with a fully equipped teaching room and a recording studio, as well as practice rooms. A large number of students study musical instruments at school and participate in enrichment activities both in and out of school.
Please see detailed information for each year group below.