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360o of a Modern Foreign Languages Classroom


Yes! We currently provide baritone horn, cello, clarinet, drum kit, euphonium, flute, French Horn, guitar (acoustic, bass or electric), piano, singing, trombone, trumpet, tuba, violin and viola lessons. Our teachers teach from complete beginners all the way through to Grade 8 and beyond. If you wish to take music grade exams, you can, but equally there is no pressure to do so if you don’t.
The welcome pack that you will receive in the summer term of Year 6 contains all of the information so that lessons can be organised for when you join Fernwood.
We deliberately run a range of groups (orchestra, various wind ensembles, samba, choirs) for all abilities and whilst some will need you to be of a certain standard (mostly Grade 1+) on an appropriate instrument, our choirs and samba band are open to absolutely everyone.
In Year 7, our main aim is to ensure that all pupils have a solid understanding of musical language and theory. We introduce music technology as well as the more traditional elements of music and in Year 7, study music ranging from traditional African drumming in Mali through to classical and pop music.
Yes! We currently teach OCR GCSE Music and NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Music Technology for those students who wish to continue studying music all the way through the school.

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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