The Music Department at JCoSS aims to introduce students to good music of all genres, and to encourage the participation of all students in musical activities and performances.
During Key Stage 3, the curriculum allows students to explore theory, composition, performance, listening and appraisal. Students have usage of a number of fully equipped rehearsal rooms, and an iMac suite with midi-keyboards.
In Key Stage 4, the subject becomes optional and is taught to GCSE standard in Years 10 and 11, for which students require practical skills and general musicianship. JCoSS teaches the Edexcel Course.
Students are given the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom. We have visiting instrumental staff; students may have individual lessons in woodwind, brass, percussion, guitar, piano, and singing.
There is an inclusive variety of extra-curricular musical activities with concert performances, showcases and a musical production annually.