Music

During Music lessons at DGS, students will develop their musicianship through immersing themselves in a variety of styles of music. They will learn to perform and compose in these styles, but they will also study patterns, history, culture and context. In addition to these areas, students will also learn group skills and the importance of practice. All students will have the opportunity to perform on a number of instruments, including voice, and develop their skills as practical musicians.

 

There are a number of extra-curricular opportunities for students to take part in Music, also. There are currently two choirs: one for Year 7 and 8 and one for the upper school. There is also an Orchestra which is open to all instrumentalists of any ability. Music lessons are available in school on a wide range of instruments and interested students should speak to Mr Dingley to find out more details.

If you are interested in starting lessons on an instrument/voice, please fill in the form on the right and return to Mr Dingley.

 

Key Stage 3

Students in Year 7 and 8 will study a range of styles from Classical to Popular, developing practical and ensemble skills. They will create their own music, learn how to perform the music of others and develop the critical skills necessary to make improvements to musical performances and compositions.

 

Key Stage 4

Students follow the Edexcel GCSE Music course, in which the ability to understand the context and culture of a piece of music is essential. As part of the course, students must perform, compose and analyse music, meaning that GCSE Music has one of the greatest breadths of skills for the future.

 

Key Stage 5

Music and Music Technology are taught in the sixth form in conjunction with St Birinus School.

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