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Welcome to the Queen's Music department

Through a meaningful balance of support and encouragement, we aim to provide a platform for all our musicians to shine. We believe that girls can make a lasting contribution to society through musical accomplishment and dedication to the art.

We offer a rich and varied extra-curricular programme creating opportunities for our budding musicians to perfect the art of ensemble and to perform at our wide variety of concerts and events. Music scholarships are offered at both 11+ and 16+.

Music is a popular choice at GCSE and A-level each year. The academic curriculum ensures an inspiring balance of composing, performing and appraising across all year groups. Music is a compulsory subject in Years 7, 8 and 9 with weekly lessons. We follow the Edexcel syllabus for our GCSE course and AQA at A-level. The department comprises a fully up-to-date ICT suite, including the latest composition software, as well as our various rehearsal rooms and teaching spaces.

The department currently offers instrumental lessons on a wide range of instruments. We also offer music theory lessons to support pupils' instrumental learning.

Every week 144 instrumental lessons are delivered at Queen’s by twelve specialist instrumental teachers.