Selby Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 9PL

0161 864 5700

Lostock High School

Inspire - Transform - Succeed

Music Department

Mrs K Littlewood Teacher of Music



Music is a vital part of everyday life. Music exists on many platforms in our everyday lives. It is the intent of the Music Department to nurture students understanding of how music is used across the many different mediums that we use today as well as socially. Through a broad, balanced curriculum and high quality teaching, the Music department will educate our students to reflect on the music in their own lives and ask questions, investigate and infer how and why musical changes and trends happen and discuss  how changes, both political and cultural within our society  have influenced British music and how music is used today. The Music department offers a varied curriculum that is well-resourced and scaffolded in order to support students so that they can reach their full potential both academically and individually.

Key Stage Three

In Key Stage 3, students receive at least one forty-five minute lesson per week which are based around modern popular music and how cultural and social events have contributed to genres of music that we recognise today. Students also have the option to receive instrumental lessons in; Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard and vocals. We also offer Violin, brass and woodwind subject to student uptake. Lostock High school boasts a music suite that includes; a keyboard lab, recording studio, mac suite and three well-resourced practice rooms where students are encouraged to actively perform music on a variety of pop instrumentation.

Key Stage Four

At Key Stage 4, students follow a vocational route studying BTEC First Level 1/2 in Music.

The course consists of one 60-minute written exam which requires students to develop their knowledge of the current music industry and how it operates. In addition, there are 3 practical, internally assessed units that make up 75% of the qualification. Within these units students will be expected to specialize in one instrumental discipline and develop themselves as a performer and musician. Units that are most commonly delivered are; managing a musical product, introducing music performance and introducing music recording.

More information about the current KS4 specification can be found at:

Curriculum Maps

Key Stage Three

Click here to download and view the Music KS3 curriculum map 


Key Stage Four

... Coming soon ...


Useful Links

BBC Bitesize Music =

ISM National Curriculum -

Brain Pop Arts and Music -