Every pupil studies music for the first three years (Key Stage 3) at school. You can then choose to follow a GCSE course or Levels 1 and 2 Occupational Studies (Key Stage 4).

Being involved with music in a meaningful and knowledgeable way will add greatly to the quality of your life. Studying music develops many healthy and productive habits that will carry over into your adult life as it takes self-discipline, social skills, concentration and perseverance to perform in a school band, orchestra or choir. And of course studying music is lots of fun.


Key Stage 3 Music
You will have opportunities to:
• Learn about a wide different musical styles and traditions.
• Compose and perform your own pieces and as part of a group.
• Learn a how to play a musical instrument of your choice – there’s lots to choose from including: guitar, piano, drums, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, violin and voice.
• Sit external exams with LCM and ABRSM.
• Join and perform as part of a musical group including: orchestra, choir, band and accordion.

GCSE Music
This popular GCSE course attracts lots of pupils. It’s a great qualification to have on a personal level because of the fulfillment and skills you will develop and is one valued by many employers. You will develop your critical and creative thinking, and communication skills.
You will have opportunities to:
• Learn more about musical traditions and styles across the world
• Take your learning on a musical instrument to Grade 4 and beyond
• Find out more about the CCEA GCSE Music course and examination by clicking here www.ccea.org.uk/music



Visit from Sam Rotman

On Thursday 26th September we were delighted to welcome a very special guest to the School and Music Department, renowned international concert pianist, Sam Rotman. Mr Rotman has performed over 2,900 concerts in 61 countries and wowed the audience at Dromore high as he played a variety of pieces by Beethoven to some of our Junior classes. We look forward to seeing some of our own talented musicians perform at future events in the school calendar.