Music

Music is an art form encountered by every single person every day, often without realisation.

It is a constant source of enrichment throughout life and we aim to develop the student’s understanding of music through broad curriculum which will enable them to more fully understand and appreciate music from a wide range of ages and cultures.

In addition, the study of music has been proven to enhance the academic potential of students as well as developing discreet transferable skills.

Our lessons for pupils in years 7 to 9 are centred on listening, composition and performance, with all the projects incorporating these elements. Students learn about a variety of different musical styles and eras of music through highly practical schemes of work that develop instrumental as well as analytical skills.

Singing is a key feature of our lessons and students have access to a wide range of keyboard and percussion instruments as well as excellent music technology resources which further enhance their learning.

At Year 7, topics include:

  • The Elements of Music
  • Singing From Around The World
  • African Drumming
  • Instruments of the Orchestra
  • Folk Music

At Year 8, topics include:

  • Eras Of Music
  • Musicals
  • Sequencing
  • Samba
  • Reggae

 At Year 9, topics include:

  • Minimalism
  • Film Music
  • Rock and Roll
  • Britpop
  • Musical Futures

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Queen's College offers Music awards and scholarships to musically gifted pupils in the Sixth Form.

As a guideline, most major scholarships are worth approximately 25% of fees and minor scholarships, 10% off fees.

To download information about scholarships, please click here. On top of this, students can apply for means-tested assisted places. For a copy of our bursary form please click here.

Peripatetic Music Staff

To download the most recent Peripatetic Music Staff list please click here.

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School Office: +44 (0)1823 272559

contact@queenscollege.org.uk

© 2016 - 2019 QUEEN’S COLLEGE, TRULL ROAD, TAUNTON, SOMERSET TA1 4QS

Methodist Independent Schools Trust

Registered Office: Methodist Church House. 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR

Charity No. 1142794. Company No. 7649422