Music is an art which brings pleasure to everybody. Our department aims to develop skills and provide experiences which will enable all students to make music to the very best of their ability and with as much enjoyment as possible.
The Music Department is currently staffed by two classroom teachers and 13 instrumental and vocal tutors.
Everyone in Key Stage 3 studies Music. It’s a course which focuses on practical and creative musical skills, as well as covering theoretical and historical content. Activities include playing keyboards, ukuleles, guitars and other instruments, composing original music, singing and using music technology.
Music is an option at GCSE, AS and A2. We currently use the CCEA specification for these exams.
Students can also get involved in choirs, orchestras and other ensembles. Details of these groups can be seen on this site under Studying at Strathearn/School Activities.
There are three or more concerts each year, where soloists and ensembles perform in public.
A large number of students make use of the opportunity to have vocal or instrumental lessons in school. Details of the current arrangements for music tuition can be seen here.