The Music Department at BGN offers students of all abilities and musical backgrounds a lively and practical opportunity to experience and explore the medium of music.
Key Stage 3
All students follow a course designed to deliver the National Curriculum. Through group and individual composition and performance, students are able to explore a variety of musical ideas, styles and conventions so developing their confidence, communication skills and powers of creativity.
Key Stage 4
Music is offered as an option at GCSE and at AS and A2 level in Years 12 and 13. Examination results at all levels have been outstanding year on year.
The Music Department seeks to provide opportunities for students outside the timetabled curriculum through an extensive range of extra-curricular activities. These currently include a keyboard group, a beginner and advanced guitar group, school orchestra, a Lower School Choir for any students in Years 7 to 9 and a Youth Choir. The Youth Choir is an auditioned ensemble for students in Years 8 to 13 and has toured extensively in recent years, giving concerts in Austria, Holland, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain as well as in the UK.