Applications are open for our Sixth Form. We don't accept applications through Kent Choices - please visit our website to apply by following this link: https://tgs-sixth-form-2020.paperform.co/
Music will develop your self-confidence, your creativity and give you a sense of belonging to a community. Those wishing to take Higher Level Music will probably have taken GCSE Music or attended extra music specialist courses, or taken a Grade 5 Music Theory examination. Those taking Standard Level Music may have abilities as a performer or composer, but it is not essential to be both.
Musical enrichment at TGS is a vital force. Choirs win national competitions, orchestras and bands play a major role in events in school and in the local community. Students are expected to play a role not only as performers in school music groups, but in running and inspiring others with music. We have well established links with the London Chamber Orchestra and Barnardo’s and students automatically become part of this exciting ongoing Music Junction project composing and performing in London venues.
Music is a wide-ranging creative subject with a focus on performing, composing, listening and research. Standard Level may appeal to those who want to perform and learn about music more widely, but who may not have done GCSE.
Students can choose either a Performing or Composing pathway.
Performing: individually or in as a group, recorded as coursework. Composing: two pieces submitted as coursework . Listening: set-works are analysed as well as unfamiliar pieces from all styles including Western Classical, Popular and World Music. Research: Musical Links students compare music from two different musical styles.
Students study both performing and composing
. Performing: individual, recorded as coursework. Composing: three pieces submitted as coursework. Listening: set-works are analysed as well as unfamiliar pieces from all styles including Western Classical, Popular and World Music. Research: Musical Links students compare music from two different musical styles.
What do students say?
"Studying the IB at TGS gave me the opportunity to study a diverse range of musical styles and genres, and exposed me to music that I've grown to love and that has influenced me significantly in my continuing study of music.’’ Daniel
and Higher Level
Performance or composition (50%)
Musical links investigation (20%)
All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole
Many of our students have continued their Music studies at university including: King's College London, Cambridge, Royal Holloway or Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Others continue their music whilst studying for other courses including Economics (Durham) and Marketing (Bradford)