Amazing afternoon at Rosslyn Park 7s. Big win after some special coaching from legend .…


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Students attending Athletics training on Tuesday evening. Training to improve track & field.…


Yr 7 Girls coming 4th in a Croydon League Netball tournament out of 13 schools. Top work ladies!


Yr 10 GCSE students began their path to becoming Sports Leaders today as they started studying for the Game Force A…


Girls athletics training has commenced with a record number of 40 girls attending training! Wednesdays @ HASN…


Our boys beat Oxford 2-1. A great attitude shown by all with Nathan scoring the winner!


Great day out in Portsmouth with the Norwood Talent ID Footballers. Training, meeting the 1st Team Squad and seeing…


Y9 boys are in the Federation Football Finals after a 5-4 win at Beckenham


The boys at Burgess Park BMX track, Norwood ID Programme allowing pupils to sample a variety of different sports…


The girls on the Norwood Talent ID Programme learning how to race BMX


Patrick on the ball before scoring one of his 3 goals in the 6-2 cup quarter final win for the Year 10 Boys over Ha…


Harris students had a very exciting and productive day creating the BBC School Report Video 2017. Click here…


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Big thanks to coming down to teach our pupils about Ultimate Frisbee.


Year 8 Boys secure a strong win against Oasis Coulsdon. Goals from Edison, Donnell, Russell and Benedict in the 4-2…


Big win for Y9 against St Joseph's. The boys are top of the league, thanks to a goal from Luca and another clean sh…

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.


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"Music is not only about knowledge, it is about love and appreciation for the arts. Music is a wonderful, high-speed dual carriageway to the human mind and innermost emotions."


Sakari Oramo (Conductor, Last night of the proms 2014)

Music GCSE will help you learn more about the music you love already and open your eyes to a world of music you didn’t know existed.

Music GCSE is an exciting and engaging course that will develop your confidence, creativity and expression through exciting performance opportunities and composition projects.

You will study a wide variety of composers, artists and musical traditions which will help you relate to many other cultures around the world and become  familiar with the ‘language’ of music.

You will discover talents you never knew you had and develop the ones you’ve already got.
You will never listen to a piece of music in the same way again!


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed across three different units: performing, composing and listening to music.
60% of the GCSE is coursework. 40% is a listening exam. 


How will GCSE music help me in the future?

A musical qualification is also recognised as a valuable asset in today’s job market applicable to many career options particularly in, education, media, marketing, and other creative industries. Employers also understand that working as a part of a musical ensemble requires commitment, dedication and excellent teamwork skills.

"Music is mathematics, it is science, it is a universal language. Music is history, it is culture, it is physical education, it is geography. It is everything”. Sakari Oramo

Acceptance onto the GCSE Music Course will be by audition only.

Students will be notified of specific dates and times of auditions following submission of the options form.
All students wishing to take music will be required to audition.

Please prepare a two minute solo performance on your choice of instrument. If you do not currently play an instrument please prepare a two minute song and bring your backing track to the audition

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