Teaching Staff:

Miss C Lyons – Head of Music

For more information please speak to Miss Lyons, Head of Music.

Level: RSL Level 2 Certificate in Performance for Music Practitioners


All students who choose this course must be able to play an instrument or sing to at least grade 2 standard.  In preparation all students should be practising on their own instrument at home and preferably already be having lessons.

All option music students are offered a 50% discount on

instrumental tuition in additional to their subject lessons.


The units set out below will give students an opportunity to develop skills in their own instrument/voice through rehearsal and performance covering a variety of genres of music.

Unit 201ta Music Knowledge Development Exploring a variety of styles of music through practical and research-based work.
Unit 202ta Live Music Performance Engage with a full live performance project including planning, rehearsing, performing a 10-15-minute set and evaluating.
Unit 204ta Instrumental Study Explore your own instrument including maintenance and techniques through practice and evaluation.



Within all three units students will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Warming up
  • Physical preparation
  • Musical interaction
  • Musicianship
  • Confidence
  • Communication
  • Rehearsal discipline
  • Expression

Please note:  This is a performance-based course and therefore all students will be expected to regularly perform in front of other people.