Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Throughout Years 7 and 8, students engage in performing, composing and listening to many different types of music. Students explore how music is created and performed in a practical way, whilst developing their understanding of the musical elements.

Students at Brightstowe have the opportunity to learn a wide range of instruments, from clarinets and trombones to pianos and drums!

The KS3 curriculum lays a foundation of knowledge which prepares students for GCSE music. The KS4 course then further develops students’ performance, composition and appraising skills.

All students are encouraged to join our brilliant extra-curricular clubs which happen during lunchtimes and after school.

Enrichment opportunities

  • Choir – Tuesday Lunchtimes (both lunches)
  • Samba Drumming Club – Wednesday Lunchtimes (Year 9, 10 and 7)
  • Band – Wednesday after school (3.30pm)
  • GCSE Revision Club – Thursday after school (3.30pm)

Future careers

Studying music can take you down many avenues!

  • Session Musician
  • Resident Musician
  • Conductor
  • Accompanist
  • Cruise Ship Musician
  • Singer
  • Lyricist
  • Songwriter
  • Choir Director
  • Musical Director
  • Teacher (in schools or privately)
  • Lecturer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Church Organist
  • Music Shop Assistant
  • Roadie
  • Band Manager
  • Composer for Film or Adverts
  • Broadcaster (radio and television)
  • Music Journalist
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Producer
  • A&R Director
  • Publicity and Promotion Director
  • Music Licenser
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Instrument Repair and Restoration Specialist
  • Music Technician

Useful websites for parents

For enquiries about instrumental lessons, email:

Supporting students in music outside of school