The Music Department


Mrs T Mclean Head of Music

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  • Pupils develop their skills through listening, composing and performing in a wide range of styles.
  • Pupils develop their appreciation and enjoyment of Music through active involvement.
  • Pupils develop their musical ideas by exploring structures and musical elements through a range of resources.
  • Pupils develop sensitivity to other performers
  • Pupils reflect upon and evaluate their own Music and the Music of their peers
  • Pupils develop a wide musical vocabulary.
  • All pupils have the opportunity to learn an instrument in a one to one lesson throughout the year.
  • All pupils at key stage 3 have two periods of Music per week
  • Pupils are encouraged to participate in our extensive extra-curricular programme.


Pupils follow the CCEA Music GCSE.

This GCSE Music course aims to provide a valuable, rewarding and comprehensive course of study that not only broadens pupil experience but develops knowledge, understanding and musical skill

The GCSE Music course promotes creativity, encourages personal and social development and extends imagination.

At New-Bridge we encourage students to:


  • develop their understanding and appreciation of a range of different kinds of music
  • extend their own interests and increasing their ability to make informed judgements

about musical performances both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to:


− communicate through music and to take part in music-making;

− develop a lifelong interest in music and appreciate the extent of music-related

Careers- progress to further study.




What knowledge and skills are assessed?


  1. 1.     Performing skills – one solo and one group piece.
  2. 2.     Composing skills – you must create two compositions
  3. 3.     Listening & Appraising – analyse music from Areas of Study