RGS is well known for its strong musical tradition which begins in the classroom and extends through numerous extra-curricular opportunities.
In the Lower School, students will study music as part of the core curriculum with timetabled lessons each week. The topics studied are many and varied and will introduce students to all aspects of musical life including the use of technology in music. The curriculum covers composition, analysis, exploration of the instruments in an orchestra, vocal games, musical theatre, music in film, music through the ages and much more besides.
In the Upper School the GCSE curriculum further develops performance, composition and analysis skills building a strong foundation for success at GCSE and on towards A-Level. Students will deepen their understanding of melody and harmony, they will appraise music through both practical and academic analysis and learn to write using musical terminology. Performance is a key part of the GCSE course, please take a look at the course guides for further details.
Students have many opportunities to participate in the musical life of the school, please see our extra-curricular music page for further details. There is a wide range of choirs, ensembles and orchestras available and many trips to concerts and other performance opportunities throughout the year. Please take a look at news and events and follow our Twitter feed (@rgs_music) for the latest updates.