During KS3 students cover a range of musical areas of study:
In Year 7 these skills are introduced, with a focus on building knowledge of the elements of music.
In Year 8 the students develop their skills by studying them within the context of specific musical genres.
In Year 9 the curriculum is tailored to create a pathway into KS4. As a result, students cover a number of the Edexcel GCSE set works, start to develop their own compositions, and begin to focus on a specific instrument in order to develop a performance focus.