The Music School enjoys a thriving academic life. The teaching staff have a wide range of academic specialisms and interests alongside a wealth of professional practical experience. Music is offered as an option for pupils in the Fourth Form and keen practical musicians are encouraged to extend their understanding by continuing the subject at GCSE and A Level. Music at advanced level is highly regarded and mixes well with Arts and Science-based subjects for many university courses of study. In addition, each year a number of pupils will go on to study Music at universities or conservatoires.
Music Technology is also offered as an A Level course, providing pupils with the opportunity develop skills in this increasingly important field. Small class sizes and excellent facilities, with a professionally equipped recording studio and a dedicated music technology suite, provide a quality environment in which to learn technical skills. There is a strong philosophy of embracing the best of modern technology without sacrificing important traditional musical disciplines.