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Pupils

Music

Music is a thriving and important part of school life and we aspire for high standards of music making.

RHSC Music Department have an enthusiastic team of two class teachers and a number of peripatetic instrumental instructors.

  • Mr G. Green (Head of Music)
  • Mrs S. Ballard (Strings and vocals)
  • Mr T. Bunting (Guitar & Bass Guitar)
  • Mr R. Dockray (Brass)
  • Mr B Howell (Piano)
  • Mr H Lascelles (Drumkit & Percussion)
  • Mrs E. Savage (Woodwind)

Our instrumental instructors visit the school each week to provide tuition for instrumentalists and singers. These lessons take place throughout the day on a rotational basis to ensure that the students don’t miss the same lesson each week.

Key Stage Three

In Years 7 and 8 pupils have one hour a week of classroom music lessons in mixed ability classes. Lessons focus on developing performance, composition, listening and appraising skills. At the end of year 8, pupils can opt for music if they wish.

In Year 9 students will have two hours a week of classroom music, where they can continue developing their musical skills and prepare for the GCSE music course.

Key Stage Four

In Years 10 and 11, pupils have five lessons over two weeks. Pupils follow the EDEXCEL course for GCSE Music and are assessed on three areas; Performing, Composing and Listening & Appraising.

Exam Specification: Edexcel - Music GCSE (1MU0)

Key Stage Five

Reepham College offers A-level Music. Please see the college website & prospectus for more details.

www.reephamcollege.com/for-students-and-parents/subjects

Accommodation and Resources

The Music department is situated on the ground floor and consists of one main teaching room, two practice rooms, a recording room/second teaching room, a control room and a music technology room.

The main room and recording room have their own interactive whiteboard and computer.

The department has two teaching rooms with interactive whiteboards as well as being equipped with suites of computers for the students to use with notation and sequencing software. Each practice room has a piano and manuscript whiteboard. The department is well resourced with keyboards, guitars, drum kits and digital pianos.

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Extra Curricular Activity and Trips

The department runs the following ensembles;

  • Rock Bands
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Vocal Ensemble 
  • String Ensemble 
  • Jazz Band 
  • Orchestra

There is a music theory group to assist those students preparing for ABRSM music theory examinations. We also run a GCSE music support group.

Ensembles are open to all ages and abilities. All ensembles, as well as bands and soloists, have the opportunity to perform in concerts, carol services, events and assemblies.

The school also stages an annual musical production. Previous musicals include Ebenezer, Oliver!, Grease and The Wizard of Oz.

The Music Department organises a trip to see an Opera or a Musical in the Summer Term. We also arrange professional ensembles to come and give performances to students to allow every student access to music of all genres.


* For detailed information on the Music curriculum, please refer to the Parents Guide to the Curriculum.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

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