General Information

Music is currently being taught to Years 7, 8 and 9 classes as part of the core curriculum. Students may opt for extra music lessons in year 9, which enables them to get a taste for BTEC Music, offered as an option in years 10 and 11. Pupils decide at the end of Year 9 whether they wish to take BTEC music.

BTEC Music is a level 2 qualification. Students, over 2 years, work very hard to be awarded with a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* after they have completed 75% coursework and 25% external, written exam.

Music is taught one lesson per week for KS3 and 3 lessons per week for KS4 by Miss Race, Subject Leader for Music.


The Music department at Hull Trinity House Academy aims:

  • To give each student an education in music that will challenge and enrich their lives.
  • To develop the personal character traits of leadership and self-discipline.
  • To develop cooperation and teamwork.
  • To develop confidence and poise.
  • To develop the skill and technical ability that leads to proficiency on an instrument.
  • To acquaint the student with a wide and varied repertoire
  • To provide the foundational study that will lead them to a career in music.
  • To serve and represent the school in public concerts, parades, competitions, and other extra-curricular functions.



Staff Member


 Mrs S. Race

 Subject Leader of Music


Peripatetic Lessons

Here at Trinity, we offer any instrument you so wish to learn! We have around 20% of our students currently learning a musical instrument:

  • Piano and keyboard – Miss Race, Mr Hough
  • Brass – Mr McEwan
  • Woodwind – Mrs Farmery
  • Drum kit – Mr Keenan
  • Guitar and bass – Mr Abbott
  • Strings – Mr Smalley
  • Percussion – learnt at the Albemarle Centre, in Hull.


Extra-Curricular Music

The Music Department offers an array of musical groups for all abilities. This year, these include:

  • Drum Corps
  • Junior and Senior Steel Band (ran by Mrs Goodson)
  • String ensemble
  • Wind band
  • Brass band
  • Keyboard club



Detailed Course Outlines with enrichment activities can be downloaded below: