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Music is a highly valued and compulsory subject in Years 7 and 8. Students study a range of modules which give them a variety of opportunities to refine and improve their skills in the 3 core areas of music: performance, composition and listening/appraising. Students use a variety of instruments and music technology to aid in their learning. All students participate enthusiastically in lessons.

Music is offered as an optional subject and GCSE and A level using EDEXCEL for the exam board.

Please click below for the full Curriculum Maps and other useful information.

Music Curriculum Narrative and Map

For full details of the structure and content, please refer to the Music Curriculum Narrative and Map.

Staff Contacts




Mrs H Firth

Head of Arts Faculty

Mr A Cottle

Head of Department

Miss L James Teacher


We run a number of concerts and events throughout the year where our huge range of ensembles perform. The extracurricular groups on offer include: Soul Band, Rock Band, Concert Band, Saxophone Quartet, Jazz band, String Orchestra, Steel Pans, Junior Choir, Chamber Choir, Senior Choir and Theory Club.

The department is also regularly involved in large musical projects outside of school which have involved us performing at both the Albert Hall and the Camden Roundhouse in recent years. Our current project is with the BBC singers along with a number of other high schools in the Harrow area.

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