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Music at Lilian Baylis Technology School 

SUBJECT LEADER : Ms Bella Urquhart

LBTS School Music Development Plan


“Music at LBTS has a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all pupils the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life”

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Music is collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In KS3 Music, we aim to provide the opportunity to learn new technical, constructive and expressive skills in music that will instil a curiosity and joy for music. We do this through: 

  • Ensuring pupils perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, staples and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians

  • Ensuring pupils learn to sing and use their voices, to create and compose music with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence 

  • Ensuring pupils understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations. 

In Music, we are fully inclusive. We use a range of strategies for all students to be able to access and progress through the full curriculum. All students in class are taught the full curriculum. 

LBTS Music learning Journey: Year 7 

Year 7





Autumn 1: Sing Up! 


Autumn 2:


Spring 1: Stomp


Spring 2:

How Do You Write A Number 1 Hit

Summer 1: Descriptive: Good vs. Evil 


Summer 2: Hall of the Mountain King: Sequencing


LBTS Music learning Journey: Year 8

Year 8





Autumn: African Music 

Spring: Gospel 

Summer: Pop Conventions Through Time


LBTS Music learning Journey: Year 9

Year 9





Autumn 1: Duets, Trios and Quartets 


Autumn 2: Samba  

Spring 1: Oratorios


Spring 2: Dance Project: Sequencing

Summer 1: Jazz Band


Summer 2: My Music Festival 


LBTS Music at ks4 - Ocr music gcse 

The OCR GCSE (9–1) in Music requires learners to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the musical elements, musical contexts and musical language,and allow learners to apply these to their own work when performing and composing.

Learners are encouraged to be creative and to broaden their musical horizons and understanding with Areas of Study that inspire and challenge.

Through the various genres, styles and eras contained in our Areas of Study they will explore musical context, musical language, and performance and composition skills.



We are very proud to boast a truly excellent peripatetic program, which is run with 5 industry professionals for 30 minutes a lesson. All instrumental lessons are completely free to all students that participate and due to the popularity of these specialist lessons there is a waiting list. The lessons are open to all students at all levels of experience. 

Industry Professionals:

Monday - Mr William Rolt , Violin 

Wednesday - Ms Tulin Demerci, Piano - Ms Aisha Peters, Vocals 

Thursday - Mr James Shepherd, Guitar 

Friday - Mr Nathan Ullah , Drums 

*Note: all students will have these lessons within academic lesson times, this will rotate every week so the student isn’t missing the same lesson each week. 

Extra-Curricular At LBTS

At Lilian Baylis Technology School, we offer students the opportunity to capture and explore their creativity in Music by offering a wide range of different opportunities outside of academic lessons. Please see the Club Timetable below and Trips offered to our students. 

Club Timetable 

All morning break times are open to our KS4 students for a drop in to help explain any knowledge from the GCSE and revision sessions. 

Monday Lunch - Choir 

Tuesday Lunch - Keyboard club 

Wednesday Lunch - Choir 

Thursday Lunch - Guitar club 

Thursday After School - Jam Band 

Friday Lunch - Musical Theatre club 


Trips, Events & Workshops

  • O2 Academy Private tour Kentish Town 

  • Sing Lambeth - Southbank Centre 

  • Music Theatre trips to the West End

  • The Royal Festival Hall to listen to the London Philharmonic Orchestra 

  • Jazz Workshop 

  • Rhythms Around the World - link with SOAS University for private workshops for KS4 students 

  • Winter concert 

  • Spring concert 

  • Cultural Day performances