The department is housed in a music suite with technological facilities and two practice rooms.
Years 7, 8 and 9 have music lessons weekly in mixed form groups of twenty four. Music is taught in a very practical way giving students the opportunity to play and experience music.
GCSE students follow the AQA syllabus. Take up for GCSE is high and results are frequently excellent. We record compositions using professional recording equipment. Some examples can be found on the school website.
In the sixth form, we offer the Edexcel BTEC in Music performance. Students take advantage of our digital recording equipment and music specific computers. We currently run Sibelius, Cubase, and Acid Pro software and have a 16 track digital recording desk.
We currently offer instrumental tuition in the following areas:
Students have the opportunity to start tuition in Year 7 and sometimes later.
There are many opportunities to get involved in music making at Hilbre.
- School band
- Jazz band
- Flute choir
- Guitar group
- Woodwind group
- School Pantomime
- Shows – Jesus Christ Superstar, Fame, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Little Shop of Horrors, We Will Rock You, Grease and Fame
Musical interests are encouraged and students regularly use our facilities to form their own bands. Concerts and musical productions are an integral part of school life.