Learning at Key Stage 3 
 Music Course Overviews 2019 -20
 Learning at Key Stage 4 

Music continues to be a mainly practical subject at GCSE and is an extension of the music studied at Key Stage 3. The emphasis is on the learner’s ability to perform, compose and listen to music of all styles.

The course is designed so that learners of all abilities may participate at their own level using their preferred instrument or their voice. It is vital that they strive to improve the standard of their performance over the two years as this provides the ‘backbone’ of the course. The keyboard skills and an understanding of chords gained in lower school continue to be used as an aid to composition.


Key Stage 4
Music Course Overviews 2019-20

 Learning at Key Stage 5 

BTEC Level 3 Music is being offered at Birchwood College.