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Secondary Music at Home (ages 11+)

Downloadable music activities and resources for children aged 11+, including for GCSE and A-Level, that can be done at home

Secondary-MAH-webMusic is part of the National Curriculum for KS3 pupils, and young people listening to music is integral to their daily life and they often pursue their won musical interests at home.

The activities on these pages – split into Years 7-9, Years 10-11 and Years 12-13 – represent different styles of music and different ways of making music all using resources that are mainly free giving access to music technology and help with composing, performing and listening skills.

  • All of our activities are accessible to anyone, regardless of musical ability
  • Don't forget to save our pages as a favourite and come back every week for a new set of activities


[Y7-9] Composing using Soundation | Summer playlists || [Y10-13] Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time (SQUILT)
[Y7-9] World Music Bingo | Structure || [Y10-13] How to describe a melody
[Y7-9] A look at minimalism | Kaboom Percussion: Happy || [Y10-13] How new styles of music are created
[Y7-9] Performing: Spoons | Listening: Ed Sheeran || [Y10-13] The power of scales
[Y7-9] About "Foley" | Composing music for film || [Y10-13] Beethoven beginnings | Alla Turka
[Y7-9] DJing and Film Music | [Y10-13] World Music and Timbre
[Y7-9] Kaboom Percussion and presenting information | [Y10-13] COMPETITION TIME! Songwriting for younger children...
May half term edition Puzzles for half term
[Y7-9] Composing gaming music and Music for Nature | [Y10-13] Writing a killer tune and music vocabulary
[Y7-9] Introductions and rhythmic coordination | [Y10-13] All about composing music
[Y7-11] Online music-making and Festivals: researching and planning | [Y12-13] Musical terminology: improving your writing skills
[Y7-9] Doctor Who Theme; and Remix Live: experimenting with music | [Y10-11] Sampling music: ABBA and Madonna; and Chords | [Y12-13] Beethoven: Music and Maths
[Y7-9] Performing, Listening and Composing | [Y10-11] Careers in Music and Sampling | [Y12-13] Composing
Easter edition [Y7-9] The Cup Game and Song | [Y10-13] Clapping Music (Reich) – addictive rhythm-based songs you can tap and clap along to
Easter edition [Y7-9] All about guitars | [Y10-11] Music quiz | [Y12-13] How to...
[Y7-9] Film music and listening to music at home | [Y10-11] Music vocabulary | [Y12-13] TED talks about music