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  • Small Group Open Events October 2021

    Due to Devon being in a Covid Enhanced Response Area until 4th October, we have taken the difficult decision to change the way we conduct our open events by replacing the College Open Evening on Tuesday 21st September with a wide range of smaller and more personal events. We are very keen to meet prospective parents/carers and pupils and are delighted to be able to offer a ‘package’ of Covid-safe opportunities to help inform your choice of secondary school for September 2022.
    Small group tours – wide range of dates available
    We are offering small group tours with our Executive Headteacher Michael Johnson, Deputy Executive Headteacher Neil Payne and SENDCO Laura Mackie. After school for those who may not be able to visit in working hours and morning tours for those who wish to visit during a normal school day.  Being able to see the school ‘in action’ provides an excellent window into what we offer here at Chulmleigh College, and with the tours being led by our Senior Leadership Team in a small group environment, you will have ample opportunities to ask any questions you may have. 
    We are offering a wide range of dates for these tours, please click on the links below to book.
    After school tours: Morning tours:
    Year 6 Taster Morning Saturday 16th October 9am-12pm We are delighted to be able to offer prospective pupils the chance to attend a Taster Morning at the College, where they will experience a range of lessons and activities.


Chulmleigh College

Chulmleigh College, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7AA


Music is accessible to everyone throughout their lives. It can make you happy or sad, invite you to dance or calm your weary mind. At Key Stage 3 students learn to identify and appreciate a variety of musical genres by listening, writing and playing different instruments and equipment.

Chulmleigh Community College is very proud of its School Orchestra, which performs concerns for parents and friends at various times throughout the school year.

Individual music lessons are available here at the College for a variety of instruments including piano, drums and guitar.

The GCSE Music course is for instrumentalists/vocalists who want to take their musical study to new heights, to feel stretched and challenged and to achieve a high standard. The three Strands of Learning (SOL): The Western Classical Tradition, Popular Music of the 20th / 21st Centuries and World Music are explored through five Areas of Study (AOS) that are essentially the Elements of Music you have studied at KS3: Rhythm and Metre, Harmony and Tonality, Texture and Melody, Timbre and Dynamics, Structure and Form.

There are five parts to the exam, each worth 20%

Listening to and Appraising Music: Testing analytical skills on music from the three SOL

Composing and Appraising Music: Creating one composition incorporating two or more of the AOS, linked to one of the SOL, and appraising the composition process

Solo Performing:  A solo piece, with progress regularly monitored in our private concerts.

Ensemble Performing:  An ensemble piece performing with one or more other musicians.

Composing Music:  A second composition with recording and written to a given brief.