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88% of Penair students achieved Grade 4 or above in Music (3 Year Average) compared to a national average of 75%
At KS3 all pupils have 2 music lessons across the two week timetable taught in mixed ability classes. Musical knowledge, skills and understanding are developed through different topics and pupils are assessed at the end of every unit of work. Music is an option subject at KS4 and pupils are able to study either GCSE Music or BTEC Technical Award in Music Practice.
There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities available to all pupils ensuring that there are multiple opportunities for music making. Pupils can choose to join one of the two choirs, play in the mixed instrumental ensemble, create their own music in the Music Technology club or form their own band and book one of the rehearsal spaces available. There are multiple public performance opportunities throughout the school year ranging from the annual Christmas Carol Concert to the exciting Battle of the Bands.
We want our pupils to become confident and creative musicians who can talk articulately about the subject and their experience with knowledge, passion and integrity. M uric forms part of our identity so a good experience of it will raise young peoples’ self-esteem and develop their social confidence.