30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
T: 01803 653756

Sixth Form Absence: 01803 653 761

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
T: 01803 653756
Sixth Form Absence Line: 01803 653 761


“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” - Victor Hugo

(This subject is taught by and delivered at Torquay Boys' Grammar School in mixed classes)


Students will further develop their musical skills, knowledge and understanding through the practical and academic study of a broad range of musical genres, engendering a passion for the subject.  Students are encouraged to make links between the disciplines of composing, performing and appraising, becoming independent, reflective and enquiring musicians.

An integrated approach is taken to teaching of the music A Level. Students take the opportunity to perform works from each area of study and to compose using the stylistic conventions of the relevant genre.  Listening and appraising is used to support composition and performance work as well as develop the critical skills required for the examination.

A and AS Level Music: Students study the following genres:

Western Classical Tradition;
Rock and Pop, Musical Theatre or Jazz.
Into the Twentieth Century or Into the Twenty First Century (A Level only)

Here at TGGS, there is help available with composition and theory, as well as a range of extra curricular opportunities, such as choirs, orchestras, and marching band. Enrichment opportunities are available within the music department, such as leading a junior music group.

For more information please click to download the Curriculum Document.


Useful Link: 

Music Career Guide 


Current Teaching Staff:    
Mrs N Hagland – Head of Department 
Examination board and syllabus:  

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