Music

‘Music takes our students on journeys on which they would not otherwise go’.
Music at Thorns is a vibrant and exciting subject which builds the core components of performing, composing, listening and appraising through a range of topics. Our stimulating curriculum ensures that all students are involved in practical music-making and through this they develop their knowledge of a variety of musical styles. Students have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments, from whole class violin in year 7 to individual/group lessons outside of class lessons. Extra curricular music is strong at Thorns and includes Choir, Orchestra and Music Practice Club.

  • Key Stage 3

    Students learn music for two hours per week on a rotation with Art and DT.
    Through a programme of topics, students develop their skills in performing, composing and appraising which equips them for onward study at Key Stage 4.
    KS3 Topics :
    Year 7 – Learning the Violin/Viola
    Year 8 – Blues, year 9 – Pop Song

  • Key Stage 4

    At Thorns, students follow the RSL Level 2 Music Practitioners course. This builds on the core components of performing, composing and appraising. Students study units in Music Rehearsal, Musical Styles and Music Performance. The vocational nature of this course is ideal preparation for RSL Level 3 at College or other performing arts courses.

    The course is divided into sections to explore.