Welcome to the Music Department

St Peter’s has a vibrant and active department where there is always something happening.  At key stage 3 Music is taught as a separate subject to Years 7, 8 and 9.  Pupils in Year 7 receive two 50 minute lessons each week and in Year 8 and 9 they have one lesson per week.
A number of ensembles rehearse at lunch times. These include the upper and lower school choirs, school band and string group.  Everyone from beginner to advanced performer is welcome to join these groups .Individual pupils and ensembles regularly perform both in and out of school in a variety of productions.

Throughout the year, pupils raise money for various charities. In the picture above the school choir and band performed at John Lennon airport raising £400 for Shelter.
Peripatetic music tuition is provided for a range of instruments in the department by Wigan ITP
At KS4, there are two pathways that pupils can take in music:  GCSE music (OCR) and BTEC music.
More information about these two pathways can be found here:
GCSE  http://www.ocr.org.uk/thearts/music.asp
BTEC http://www.edexcel.com/quals/firsts10/music/Pages/default.aspx