Shenfield High School





Introduction to the Music Department

The Music Department enjoys a high profile in the school. We have an extensive extra-curricular programme throughout the week that contributes to a large number of concerts and performances throughout the year.

At the centre of the department is an engaging classroom curriculum which enables students to develop their performance and composition skills on a number of instruments including piano, guitar and ukulele.

The department have two well-resourced classrooms. The first is a traditional music room with 17 keyboards and 32 ukuleles. The second is a Music Technology suite with all the latest Apple Mac recording and editing equipment. We also have 32 acoustic guitars, African drums, steel pans and four practise rooms available.

The schemes of work provide a diverse, interactive and practical pathway through a number of musical styles.

Please click here for the curriculum and PREP Overview.

Key Stage 4
GCSE Syllabus: OCR GCSE 2016 Specification            

Key Stage 5
2017 Edexcel A-Level Music

Edexcel BTEC Music Performance and BTEC Music Technology


The extra-curricular programme is one of the most extensive and wide ranging in the Brentwood area. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for every student in the school to develop their musical ability. We have clubs for complete beginners all the way to more advanced instrumental groups. The clubs take place during morning registration, lunchtime and after school.


Extra-Curricular Timetable Music Extra-Curricular Timetable

We like to reward our students for working hard throughout the year by taking them on a music tour. We have performed in Barcelona, Cologne and Paris over the years giving students a well-earned rest but also providing further performance opportunities.

At Shenfield High School the music department continues to develop new strategies and follow student trends in order to provide the most engaging learning environment we can.

Why not come along to one of our concerts to see for yourself?

Useful Links

BBC GCSE Bitesize Music -

Follow us on twitter @SHSmusicdept for all the latest Music department news.


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