At Key Stage 3 Music forms an important, enjoyable and fulfilling part of the curriculum for all students, where the active involvement in playing instruments, singing and using music technology is a key to success. At GCSE and Advanced level, Music is an option course that enjoys success and achieves good results. Music also plays a central part in the School’s Acts of Worship and at a wide variety of school and community functions.
In addition, we also provide a range of opportunities for students to perform in extra-curricular ensembles, both vocally and using their instrumental talents. Students who are members of other choirs, orchestras or bands out of school are encouraged to bring their experience and expertise into school where our aim is to encourage students to enjoy music and achieve the highest possible standard. Heatwave singing ensemble enjoys enormous success and fosters a real love of music and singing for all. Successful performances include Soul Night, the St Patrick‟s Day Parade and the Family of Schools Christmas Carol Concert. Their programme for this academic year continues to build on this success and looks to be as exciting as ever. Students also provide the musical accompaniment to our annual school show and Sixth Form pantomime, performing to a very high standard.
The Music Department run the following extra curriculum clubs at lunchtime and after school, please see our extra curriculum page for further information:
CTK Band – all instrumentalists play a range of music as an ensemble
Glee Club – vocalists get together and sing their hearts out
Rock School – students form their own bands and play music that they enjoy
Instrumental lessons – woodwind, brass, piano and drum kit lessons are taught by professional musicians, who come into school to deliver first class tuition.