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Year 8 Music

The study of music demands a mixture of creativity, discipline and communication. Skills which help our students to succeed in school, society and life. The topics taught provide a wide range of imaginative and interesting challenges to motivate and engage the boys as they develop not just their practical skills but also their knowledge of musical styles, structures, devices and contexts.


Thorpe House Voices
Thorpe House Orchestra
Theory Club


We have one dedicated music room equipped with whole class sets of Yamaha electronic keyboards, ukuleles and African drums, one computer room for teaching composition using Sibelius notation software and four practice rooms equipped with full size keyboards and electric drums.

Autumn Term

Pop Music

  • Performing
  • Listening and Appraising
  • Songwriting

Spring Term

Caribbean Music

  • Reggae
  • Calypso
  • Mento

Summer Term

Music for Media

  • Film Music
  • Game Music
  • Underscores
  • Leitmotif / Character themes
  • Main Titles
  • Diegetic Music