Wrotham School Music

The current restrictions in place during the Covid-19 timetable have severely limited the music department being able to put on performances of any kind. However, we have taken to filming all major performances instead. Sadly these are without an audience but safety is paramount. Hopefully the performances via the link below will serve as a reminder of how much we are looking forward to being able to eventually return to entertaining audiences live.

All performances are filmed using a camera extension handheld tripod so as to maintain distance from students. Please note that some students in the performances are exempt from wearing masks for medical reasons.

The performances via the link below are from a mixture of year groups and topics.

Click HERE to see some of the performances recorded so far this academic year

Year 11 Virtual Intervention Sessions

Click the link above or HERE

Year 10 & 11 Theory Preparation and Revision Work

All the material you need is literally available on this website. From quick vocabulary tests, to textbooks, YouTube resources and also a full array of past papers and questions

Click HERE

Notebloc scanning written work.mp4

Sending in written work

Use a scanning app

Watch the video to the left to see how to use Notebloc or CamScanner to send your written work in - please do NOT send photos!

Year 7 and 8 - Isolating at home?

Navigate the menu on this website to see if music content for your current topic is online.

Year 8 current topic is Notation - Canon - click HERE for the work online

Year 7 current topic is Stave Notation - click HERE for the work


If it's not yet available or you don't have any way of doing the topic at home then simply click this link to be taken to a folder with some written music work you can do

Be sure to read the instructions FIRST once you do click on the link. Link is also below

Isolating at home?

Click the drop down menus below for information for your year group

Year 11

  • You must log on to Teams each week for your lesson at the same time as your timetabled music lesson

  • You follow the same timetable that you have in school - this includes breaks and lunch

  • Teams, Satchel One, Email - all three are of equal importance and messages and instructions will be posted on all three platforms where possible

  • If you need your password for any of these then you can email me (dlaviolette@wrotham.kent.sch.uk) or administrator@wrotham.kent.sch.uk. It's likely quicker emailing me

  • Submit recordings via email or Teams as often as necessary to keep up with coursework. This will be each week unless I tell you otherwise. Practice advice is via the link HERE. This page will ensure you are practising properly and effectively.

  • For composition I can send you a recording of your composition if using Cubase. You can then use this to add additional ideas. Composition advice is on this website HERE - you should be using this to help you

  • Unless the date has already passed or I have stated otherwise, your booked in performance recording date is still going ahead

  • For theory, unless told otherwise, regularly make use of the 'preparing for the listening exam' page on this website

Year 10

  • You must log on to Teams each week for your lesson at the same time as your timetabled music lesson

  • You follow the same timetable that you have in school - this includes breaks and lunch

  • Teams, Satchel One, Email - all three are of equal importance and messages and instructions will be posted on all three platforms where possible

  • If you need your password for any of these then you can email me (dlaviolette@wrotham.kent.sch.uk) or administrator@wrotham.kent.sch.uk. It's likely quicker emailing me

  • Submit recordings via email or Teams as often as necessary to keep up with coursework. This will be each week unless I tell you otherwise. Practice advice is via the link HERE. This page will ensure you are practising properly and effectively.

  • For composition I can send you a recording of your composition if using Cubase. You can then use this to add additional ideas. Composition advice is on this website HERE - you should be using this to help you

  • For theory, unless told otherwise, regularly make use of the 'preparing for the listening exam' page on this website

Year 9

Year 8

  • Navigate the menu in the corner to check if the topic we are currently doing is online

    • If YES, then follow the instructions for that topic. There will be video guides, sheets and instructions on the website page. As an example click HERE to see how this would look. Instructions on how to submit this work will also be on the topic page

    • If NO OR if you cannot complete the practical work at home because you have a slow internet connection or for any other reason then click this link HERE to be taken to the paper-based work that can be completed if

Joy of Life Trout in the Bath performance 17 Nov 2020 Including Audio Mix.mp4

Year 12 - Exploring Music in Context - Live Performance Adaptation

Our year 12s recently completed their first 'live' performance. Normally this would have been to an audience at lunchtime. However, we had to film this performance for you all to watch online. For this unit the students must perform several adaptations of music from a diverse array of contexts and backgrounds. This performance is an adaptation of an Irish jig. More details about this can be found HERE

KS5 Music - Brand New IB Music Course

Wrotham School now run music at Key Stage 5. We're following the exciting IB Music programme. We're confident that there is not another KS5 syllabus like this. Please click HERE for more information

RECITALS WILL RE-COMMENCE ONCE THE PANDEMIC SCHOOL RESTRICTIONS ARE OVER. Filmed performances are still taking place. Click HERE to see these.

On the last Thursday lunchtime of every term the music department puts on a series of performances from students. Students from all years are welcome to perform and are guaranteed a friendly, warm and calm audience. If students want to gain some performance experience this is the event for just that.


Things to note:
We only have 20 minutes for all acts so only a small number of acts can be selected
Doors open to audience at 1.30pm (12.30 on re-timed days)
If you want to perform, please see Mr Laviolette

Click here for more information and to see details for the next performance

GCSE music students routinely have to complete homework tasks that involve reducing the content from textbooks into their own words and format. This is the basis of much of the theory work carried out in GCSE music. Click the header above or here to find information that helps students learn how to do this effectively.