Music at BIST is thriving. We aim to give every student, from Early Years through to Year 13, the opportunity to take part.
Students up to Year 9 get one Music lesson per week. In these lessons we follow the English National Curriculum (ENC). Students explore different styles of music through topics such as African Music, Samba, Musicals, Popular Songs and much more.
In Key Stage 4 and A-Level, students learn how to perform, compose and listen to various styles of Music, ranging from Classical Music through to World Music. We also run an extensive Instrumental programme with students getting the opportunity to learn piano, voice, strings, woodwind and drum. Lessons are 30 minutes long and take place once a week. During ECAs our students have the opportunity to take part in the Junior or Senior Choir, Music Technology and the School Orchestra. Our senior students have also had the opportunity to study Gamelan music in Bali.
Throughout the year our students take part in various concerts. These range from performances during our weekly assembly, a Christmas concert, IGCSE and A-Level performances as well as a Primary and Secondary production.