Extra Curricular Timetable 2016 - 2017

Music Department at
Mark Rutherford

The Music Department consists of two full time members of staff who deliver the subject from Year 9 through to Year 13.  Alongside this we have the luxury of an Assistant Headteacher delivering some lessons, a visiting teacher who provides some A level sessions with accompaniment workshops and also the expertise of another colleague in the school who assists in the delivery and assessment of the AS/A2 Music Technology qualification.

The Music Department has a good suite of rooms and is constantly developing its resource bank.  Over the past two years there has been investment in a Digital Clavinova; Twenty Yamaha PSR-295 Keyboards; Bass and Electric Guitar Amplifiers; Bass Guitar; a range of tuned percussion and a set of African Drums. At the beginning of this academic year we invested in additional Music Technology resources used by all Key Stages.  This includes a suite of computers with Sibelius 4 and Cubase SL3 software and a separate recording studio and editing suite.  Both classrooms have interactive whiteboards and built in projectors.

Year 9 pupils have 2 x 60 minute lessons, Years 10 & 11 5 x 60 minute lessons and Years 12 & 13 average 8 x 60 minute lessons over a two-week timetable.

There will be two GCSE groups in Years 10 & 11 in September and continued rising numbers going on to ‘AS’ and ‘A2’ Music & Music Technology.  We are using ‘EDEXCEL’ specifications for GCSE Music, AS/A2 Music Technology and the OCR specification with AS/A2 Music.

The school has good peripatetic support from a large range of instrumental teachers.  Extra-curricular activities include Jazz, Samba and Rock Bands, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Clarinet and Saxophone groups, Chamber Choir and Vocal Group.  Concerts in school and in the local community along with European tours and a yearly musical are all features of the annual school calendar.

Responsibilities will include some or all of the following:

  1. Class teaching in Year 9 following established and also developing new schemes of work.  Lesson preparation, assessment of learning and reporting within the school system.

  2. Teaching of GCSE Music following department schemes of work.

  3. Shared group approach teaching of AS/A2 Music & Music Technology

  4. Play a full part in normal school routines of planning, sharing good practice, monitoring and assessment of work.

  5. Rehearsing of ensembles as part of extra – curricular work.

  6. Follow the normal professional role of a school teacher as specified in the national Pay & conditions documentation.


If you require further information…
…please contact - Mrs N Jones, Head of Music at

Mark Rutherford School
Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire Mk41 8PX
Telephone 01234 290200 : Fax 01234 290236 : Email: