There is a long musical tradition at Queen’s College and the Department continues to support excellence in this fascinating and rewarding discipline. The Music Department offers a friendly and purposeful atmosphere where pupils can enjoy opportunities to play formally and take part in a wide range of ensembles and musical activities, from orchestras, chamber groups and choirs to pop groups and bands, singing in musical theatre or barbershop quartets. Music is a creative and dynamic subject and whatever genre you are interested in, playing together in a group, learning new styles and entertaining an audience can be some of the happiest times in your school career.
For more information regarding co-curricular Musical activities and groups, please click here.
All pupils take part in Music lessons to broaden their understanding and appreciation of world music. Aural work, singing, group instrument work, theory, composition, instrumental and keyboard work, music technology, creative work through sequencing and study of musical style and structure give the pupils a wide grasp of both the technical side of music as well as an opportunity to appreciate the development of technology in popular music.
Music is a popular option at GCSE providing pupils with the chance to study the subject in greater depth. Following the Edxcel specification, Performing, Composing and Listening and Appraising are the three main components of the course with students studying a wide range of music and developing their musical abilities.
Queen's College offers Music awards and scholarships to musically gifted children at Year 6 (10+), Year 7 (11+), Year 8 (12+), Year 9 (13+) and in the Sixth Form, worth up to 50% off fees in outstanding cases. As a guideline, most major scholarships are worth approximately 25% off fees and minor scholarships, 10% off fees. For information about music scholarships please click here. On top of these pupils can apply for a means-tested assisted place. Please contact the Admissions office for further details.
The instrumental discount scheme is now operating and parents are able to enjoy the 20% discount offered by the school.