Music Department Staff
For more information about the Subject curriculum, please contact: Mrs R Atkinson-Brown the Curriculum Leader.
- Mrs R Atkinson-Brown - Curriculum Leader
- Mrs D Howarth
Please see the following letter from Mrs R Atkinson-Brown: Instrumental and voice music lesson letter September 2017
- Miss C Galea - Guitar. You can find more information about session times and fees here.
- Mr M McNicholas - Drums/Guitar/Rock School. You can find more information about session times and fees here.
- Mrs F Rawson - Voice. You can find more information about session times and fees here.
- Mr C Wootton - Brass/Keyboard/Piano. You can find more information about session times and fees here.
Celebrate Christmas 2018
The Christmas by Candlelight at Astley Hall Article may be seen here
Andrew Dawson is Oliver Twist!
One of our talented students, Andrew Dawson, has secured the role of Oliver Twist in a new production at The Grand Theatre in Blackpool and there will be a trip to see the show - read more information here.
Christmas Feast Concert December 2017
Here are some photographs from our amazing Christmas concert in 2017
'Gracias Por La Musica' Concert 2017
You can read all about our amazing show here.
Music Exam Results
You can see the recent music exam results for our talented students here.
The Music Department aims to provide students throughout the school with a rich variety of musical experiences, which combine the three principal areas of performing, composing and listening.
In Year 7 and 8, students receive Music lessons once weekly and and Year 9 students receive one lesson every two weeks.
Students follow a structured course of half-termly projects. Through explorations of both Western Music and World Music, students will develop skills in aural perception, recognition and appreciation of musical styles and cultures. A variety of practical opportunities are built into the projects to develop performance skills in vocal and instrumental music. Students are encouraged to be creative and imaginative through composing activities. At all times, work is designed to stimulate and develop students’ awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the subject.
Aims of the Curriculum
- Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve their best in music
- Confident individuals, who are able to perform, listen and compose safely and find healthy fulfillment from discussing creative ideas
- Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to an increasing creative society
Balshaw's Awarded School Membership by Music Mark
See this news article for more information.
Please look at the documents below for more information about Music at Balshaw's Church of England High School:
- Aims & Objectives
- Assessment Without Levels
- BTEC Music Unit Overview
- KS3 Music Curriculum Overview
- KS4 Music - BTEC Tech Award in Music from September 2018
- OCR GCSE Music Overview
- Useful Links