If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.

Gustav Mahler

Our Aims and Objectives

Music is one of the most powerful forms of communication and is something that can be understood by anyone in any part of the world. It is a medium through which we can express ourselves with or without using words. It is intrinsically linked with our culture and spirituality.

In the SGS Music department, our objective is for every student to make progress in Music and learn to compose, perform and develop an understanding of musical theory and history.

Our Departmental aims:

  • To develop confidence and appreciation in performance
  • To expand students’ creative capacity in Music Making
  • To nurture an ability to discuss, analysis and appraise a broad range of Music in an articulate way.

Inclusion- No matter what your musical experience, you will be stretched, challenged and offered an opportunity to engage with the Music Curriculum.

Improvement- You will improve your singing; understanding of notation, ability to perform, use Music technology, work as a team, extend your vocabulary, expand composing and appraising skills during your time at SGS.

Impact- Whether you study Music to year 9, or Year 13, we hope all students can carry an appreciation and understanding of music into their adult lives.

The Music Department has specialist instrumental teachers provided through Sutton's (LEA) Youth Music Service for individual instrumental tuition.