Welcome to the Music department.
Music makes up part of the Performing Arts Faculty and is a vibrant and exciting subject that allows all students to be creative and develop skills in performance, composition and listening. The department holds a range of various professional and specialist equipment that allows our students to consistently produce work of the highest standards.
Here you will find information about what the music department offers across the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum.
In Key Stage 3 the students have one 50 minute curriculum music lesson per week. In Key Stage 4 students are taught for three 50 minute lessons per week studying the BTEC First Level 2 Award in Music.
Here at TEC, we believe that every child should be given the opportunity to appreciate music and where it has come from and by doing so we teach the curriculum with a focus on ‘learning by doing’. Students are given the opportunity to develop their musical skills as well as developing their confidence, communication and their ability to work independently as well as their teamwork skills.
Miss A Radcliffe - Head of Performing Arts
Miss. J. Cox – Teacher of Music, Dance and Drama
Mrs. E. Squire - Teacher of Music, Dance and Drama
Mr J Beatson - Teacher of Drama and Music
Mr. S. Craig – Peripatetic Music Teacher
The Music Suite consists of
Two main teaching rooms, complete with keyboards, headphones and interactive whiteboards.
A computer room housing 6 Apple Mac computers all with GarageBand and Sibelius 7.5.
A Drum and Guitar practice room equipped with drum kits and over twenty guitars – Electric, Acoustic and Bass.
Three further practice rooms.
Storeroom equipped with a variety of resources including: Boomwhackers, Djembes, Glockenspiels, Class Percussion and a large number of published musical resources.
Examination Results 2015
In BTEC Music the pass rate was 100% with 25% A* to C grades.