Music is a very important part of life at the Royal School. Our all through curriculum, from year 1 right through to year 13, allows students to explore and develop skills and knowledge across the breadth of music as a subject. We take pride in exploring a wide range of music from many cultures, styles and times in history through listening, performing and composing. Music also allows students to develop a huge range of different skills, including communication, teamwork, leadership and presentation whilst also working on their confidence!
Our extracurricular offer is incredibly popular with students. We are very proud of our collaboration with the Wolverhampton Music Service which sees nearly 300 pupils enjoying weekly instrumental or vocal lessons on one of 18 different offered instruments. Similarly, students are able to get involved in a range of different rehearsal opportunities within school. We offer ukulele club, Fame academy and our popular primary choir in the primary school. Meanwhile, senior students can choose to get involved in senior choir, chamber choir, senior orchestra, rock and pop night and our annual school production. We offer a busy calendar of performance opportunities throughout the school year.
Our BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Music Performance is a brand new course to the Royal School in 2022. Students studying at KS5 are looking to hone their skills as musicians whilst working as both soloists and with various ensembles.
Students explore and submit work for four different units – practical music theory, the music industry, ensemble performance and solo performance. This course provides students not only with a deep understanding of what it means to rehearse and deliver as performers but also allows them to explore the broad range of careers available to those aspiring to work and thrive in this country’s successful music industry.