Music & Music Technology

Music & Music Technology class at Christleton High School

We are fortunate to have a thriving Music Department at Christleton High School. In Years 7-9 all students study music for one hour per week; topics include a variety of music from The Beatles to Mozart and Rock 'n' Roll to Folk Music.

Practical sessions include composition, guitar and bass guitar skills, drums and percussion, keyboard skills and singing.

In Year 10, Music is an optional subject for those students wishing to study it at GCSE level. Here the focus is divided between Performing, Composing and Listening. There are currently 30 students undertaking a GCSE in Music for 2014-2015.

In sixth form there are two options available: AS & A-Level Music and BTEC Level 3 Music Technology (A-Level equivalent). In music, students will extend their skills and knowledge to a much higher standard than GCSE and will really get into the workings of musical composition, performance and analysis.

Music & Music Technology class at Christleton High School

Music Technology provides opportunities for students to learn how to record music in a studio environment, then mix and master it ready for a CD. They will also learn how to manipulate sounds using cutting edge software, how to use samples and sequencing and will finally produce their own EP albums.

In addition to academic music lessons, there is also a significant provision for extra-curricular music at Christleton High School. We have a number of music tutors offering practical tuition in almost any instrument from violin, flute and piano to drums, electric guitar and singing. The cost of these lessons is heavily subsidised by the school.

We hold 3 annual music concerts (including one rock concert) as well as a musical theatre production and various informal recitals throughout the year. Weekly ensembles include a Concert Band, Orchestra, Choir, Saxophone Group, Flute Group, Recorder Group, String Group and various rock groups which rehearse independently.

Useful Links

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