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Welcome to the LHS Music Department

Why should I choose Music?

Music is a universal language, and we are particularly lucky to live in a country which is rich in culture and musical heritage. We at Llanishen High School are proud to be a fully inclusive department where anyone can shine and develop their lifelong passion for the subject, regardless of whether you have no prior experience or are Grade 8.
Within the department we have the following facilities:
  • Two teaching rooms equipped with keyboards, drum kits, guitars and percussion
  • Two computer suites for composition lessons
  • Four practice rooms for instrumental lessons and group work
We work closely with the Cardiff County & Vale of Glamorgan Music Service to provide instrumental staff to LHS. If your child would like to start instrumental lessons at the school, or you would like to find out any more information about individual or group lessons please visit Cardiff Education Services, or speak to Mr Grimstead or Miss Gronow.

Teaching Staff


  • Mr Matt Grimstead (Subject Leader) - Room CA1
  • Miss Sarah Gronow - Room CA2

Key Stage 3 Information

We are currently working hard with other subjects within the Expressive Arts AOLE to create our KS3 provision in line with the exciting new Curriculum for Wales. Below is our current curriculum offering at KS3 for the Autumn term 2020:

Year 7 topics (2 lessons per fortnight)

  • Elements of Music
  • EDM

Year 8 topics (2 lessons per fortnight)

  • Jazz and Blues
  • Songwriting


Student’s work is continually assessed using a variety of methods including peer, self and bookmarking. Students will be assessed at the end of each topic through a test or an extended piece of work.


Key Stage 4 Information

At GCSE, we follow the WJEC specification. Information and the full specification can be found here.


Key Stage 5 Information

At A level we follow the WJEC specification. Information and the full specification can be found here.




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