At key stage three, students undertake a range of units of work which all incorporate aspects of music appraisal, composition and performance. Students are given the broadest possible experience, so that they can decide which area of music they wish to specialise at a later stage. An emphasis is placed on practical experience as well as building skills in preparation for those who wish to continue studying music GCSE, or other music courses at the end of year eight. A range of instruments are taught such as keyboard, ukulele, African drums, guitars, drums and laptops are used in order to crate music using technology. Topics covered include, keyboard skills, reading music, The Blues, Music from Around the World, Sea Shanties, Instruments of the Orchestra, Popular music, Composing Music for Bands and Composing using Music Technology.