Students are taught one hour of music per week throughout KS3 (Years 7 – 9). At GCSE, music is an option subject with five allocated hours of teaching across a two-week timetable.
Welcome to the Music faculty – Subject Leader: Mr W Sarjeant
The curriculum is based around the three core music skills:
- Performing Music
- Composing Music
- Listening & Appraising Music
Key Stage 3 Curriculum Map
There are a number of extra-curricular opportunities for students at Ridgeway Academy. Every year, the school puts on a musical production, as well as performing arts concerts and shows. A list of our most recent shows can be found below:
- 2017-2018: Station Road (a new musical written for, and premiered by, Ridgeway Academy).
- 2018-2019: Oliver!
- 2019-2020: We Will Rock You
- 2020-2021: Grease
The music department also runs a seasonal Christmas choir, a guitar club, KS3 Rock School (for higher and lower ability) and a KS4 ensemble club. The music department is well-equipped, with two full-sized teaching classrooms, a further two practice rooms and a music-specific computer suite.