“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” Arthur O’Shaughnessy
Music at Biddenham is inclusive, creative and academic. We are delighted to be a national Music Mark school for outstanding music provision. At key stage 3 all students take part in weekly, one hour music lessons and at key stage 4 students can elect to study Eduqas GCSE Music.
Our department consists of four practice rooms, 10 pianos (including a Kuwai grand piano), class sets of MIDI keyboards, tuned percussion, ukuleles, guitars, trombones, recorders and fifes. Our practical classroom has a music technology suite consisting of industry standard software including Sibelius 7 and Cubase to prepare our students for future careers in the music industry. In addition students have access to cloud based music packages on their Chromebooks to allow working for home.
We also excel at providing inclusive extra-curricular opportunities including choirs and bands, whilst also encouraging student-led music making at breaks and lunchtimes. We offer free and heavily subsidised instrumental and vocal tuition in collaboration with Bedford Music Cooperative. In addition we have creative links with The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Orchestras for All, Bedford Orchestral and Choral Societies and Music for Bedford Borough.
To find out more about instrumental and vocal tuition in schools and to book your lesson or instrument hire visit www.bedsmusic.coop.
For further curriculum information please refer to our key stage 3, 4 and 5 booklets.