Music at Sir Thomas Rich's School

Head of Department:Mrs Pauline Jones
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Music forms an integral part in the daily life of Sir Thomas Rich's School. The department is headed by Mrs P Jones and Mrs H Clune, both of whom have a desire to involve as many pupils as possible in ‘doing’ music.

There are a myriad of groups, bands and orchestras who rehearse regularly and play in the concerts - The Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Group, Brass Group and String Group to name but a few.

The large number of expert peripatetic teachers delivering individual and small group tuition across a wide range of instruments ensures a high percentage of skilled and developing musicians throughout the school community. The quality and diversity of performance at House Music and the Spring and Summer Concerts bear testament to this wealth of musicianship within the school.

Apart from GCSE and AS / A level groups many of the pupils receiving instrumental tuition take exams , either with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Rock School or with Trinity Guildhall.

Key Stage 3 music lessons introduce pupils to the elements of music through the study of a wide range of musical styles. KS4 and 5 take the subject further into more detailed analysis of set musical works, more advanced listening and composing with performing on (an) instruments(s) assessed by a range of playing criteria.

The Music Department is proud to involve a very large number of pupils from all year groups and staff in its working life. Indeed the subject transcends normal boundaries of academic ability and gender and provides a combination of academic study, instrumental and vocal experience and a great deal of fun.