Purpose of study
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
Department for Education (Key Stage 3)
Curriculum Content Map
Music GCSE Course Content (Printable Version)
Warrington Battle of the Bands Competition
On 17th September four Y11 students took part in the first Warrington Battle of the Bands Competition at the Parr Hall. Marcus Roberts, Matthew Carney, Joe Osborne and Luke Drummond, known collectively as Point Blanc, were the winners of St Gregory's Battle of the Bands in April and therefore had the privilege of representing the school in this competition. They were competing against other schools in the area to win a trip to Germany where the winning band would perform at a Music Festival. Point Blanc put in a fantastic performance treating the audience to two original compositions alongside ‘Dani California’ by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The competition was fierce and until the judges announced their decision it seemed too close to call! Unfortunately, the boys were just pipped to the post by a band from Birchwood High School but everyone agreed that it had been a fantastic evening and that the school had been represented brilliantly by the band.
Peripatetic Music Teachers Assemblies
On Friday 25th September, Year 7 and Year 8 students were treated to a fantastic live music performance by our talented music peripatetic teachers.