Welcome to the Performing Arts – Music department


Music is something that almost everyone has in common and at Thamesmead we endeavour to teach it in a relevant and exciting way. Whether it’s pop, rock, classical or jazz, the Thamesmead Music department can cater for you. With Ms. Armstrong and Mr. Lever at the centre of this musical madness, you can expect a whirlwind of learning and inspiration.

What topics will I study in KS3? (Year 7, 8, 9)

Year 7

It’s Elemental; Get Into The Groove; In The Mood; Give Me 5

Year 8

The Ready Chord Clinic; The Sound Of Art; Music And The Media; A Chance 2 Dance;

Year 9

Turn Up The Ground Bass; Less Is More; Feeling Blue; Soundtrax; Jambo Djembe!

Can I study this subject at KS4? (Year 10 & 11 – GCSE)

Students can choose to study Music as one of their option choices and at Thamesmead, our music students do almost twice as well as other students nationally.

Are there any enrichment opportunities / visits or trips?

Many clubs and activities take place including Ukulele Club, Vocalistix, African Drumming Club, Jazz Club and Orchestra. We hold Acoustic Concerts, Summer Cabaret and a Christmas Carol Concert. Students have opportunities not only to perform in school, but also in the local community.

Instrumental and vocal lessons are also available at Thamesmead. Further information is available at

What careers might this lead to?

Students studying Music could follow careers in the theatre, TV or film either performing or in music production. Other career paths could include working with professional orchestras or choirs.

Further studies at A’ level in Music or Music Technology are available. BTEC level 3 courses are also offered locally in Music, Music Technology and Musical Theatre.

Useful website links:

ThamesMead Music – YouTube Channel

BBC Bitesize – KS3 Music