For all who study music, whether through strong natural desire or a spirit of academic adventure, there is the enticing prospect of:

  • fostering a passion for, and a love of, a subject that enriches and enlivens people of all cultures
  • cultivating a deeper understanding of the diverse musical world that surrounds us
  • developing an enquiring mind and the ability to think critically and to make informed judgements
  • nurturing a creative imagination
  • discovering, experiencing, understanding, sharing and expressing feelings and abstract thoughts
  • revealing intangible aspects of human experience that are embodied in the creative arts, especially through music

Course Aims

  • Foster musical sensitivity, creativity and aural perception
  • Promote cultural development as performers, composers and listeners
  • Support personal and social development


Year 7 Course Outline

  • Unit 1 –Start your day with a song
  • Unit 2 - General musicianship
  • Unit 3 –What makes a good pop song?


Year 8 Course Outline

  • Unit 1 - The musicals
  • Unit 2 – A journey through music (Part 2)
  • Unit 6 – Music of the Caribbean


Year 9 Course Outline

  • Unit 1 - Film music
  • Unit 2 - Popular music culture

Extra-Curricular Music

Moulsham music department has a passion for musical performance and the department's staff share in the vision that all students of all ages and abilities can benefit from being involved.


Music Ensembles

Throughout the course of a week the music department offers a range of extra-curricular activities, including:

  • Jazz Band
  • Guitar Group
  • Las Estrellas (Mixed Choir)
  • Keyboard Club
  • Samba Band
  • Moulsham Concert Band
  • The Moulsham Singers
  • Ukulele Band
  • Steel Band


Performance Opportunities

There are a range of performance opportunities available for all the musical ensembles. As a department we believe that it is crucial to provide regular opportunities for our students to perform inside and outside of the school environment. Some of our annual performance events include:

  • Autumn Concert
  • BBC Choir of the Year Competition
  • Bernardo's Choir Competition
  • Carol Service
  • European Music Tour
  • GCSE recital evenings
  • Inter-House Choir Competition
  • Music Awards Evening
  • National Music for Youth Festival
  • Open Evenings
  • Outreach Primary School Workshops
  • School Assemblies
  • Summer Soiree Concert
  • Lunchtime Concerts


Instrumental Lessons

All students at Moulsham High School have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. These are weekly lessons that take place during the timetabled school day. Please speak to a member of the music department for further details, and see the lesson application form to the right of this page.

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  • “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”
    Victor Hugo

  • “I can’t live one day without hearing music, playing it, studying it, or thinking about it.”
    Leonard Bernstein