At Swanwick School and Sports College we encourage students to actively take part in Music, experiencing as many different forms as possible.
Music within the Primary department consists of 1 session a week delivered by the Derby and Derbyshire Music partnership. Pupils take part in regular singing and learn to play a range of percussion instruments including Handbells, Djembes, Bamboo Tamboo and Steelpan Drums. The Primary classes also make trips to concerts and receive live performances in school.
Through Key Stage 3 we learn how to play a variety of instruments along with singing, and students are given the opportunity to perform wherever possible.
Over the course of the academic year students study several different topics:
• Percussion instruments
• Stringed instruments
• Music technology
• Genre Studies
We provide students with the platform to express themselves in a highly creative form and take huge pride in their achievements.
All of these topics of study are echoed by the National Curriculum. We also offer a Key Stage 4 Arts Award Qualification for students who wish to continue their musical development.