Focus on Sound

Focus on Sound is a multimedia lesson system for KS3, GCSE and A level music

The system is free for all Essex secondary schools to sign up. You will have free access for up to 5 teachers and 250 students – larger numbers can be accommodated by arrangement. Focus on Sound is used by over 500 UK secondary schools and is also widely used in the US, China and the Middle East.

“Fabulous! We are in our second full year of all KS3/4/5 having access to Focus on Sound … such a powerful tool for both lessons and homework. The impact upon the students has been marked. Our GCSE class enjoyed the topics and found it a brilliant confidence builder!” Nicholas Duff – Warlingham School

Focus On Sound lessons


Focus on Sound provides hundreds of online lessons specially created for whiteboards and large screens, as well as for individual use on PCs, tablets and phones.

Videos, audio, photos, diagrams, text, listening activities, quizzes, tests, performing and composing suggestions are all included. Topics include African music, Indian music, Orchestral instruments, Drum kit, Guitars, Basic theory and many more.

Focus on Sound has completely transformed my KS3 education. Fantastic! Our kids love it. The best money I’ve ever spent.

Lewis Edney – Royal Alexandra and Albert School


The main content of Focus on Sound has been written by a senior examiner. Almost all the set works for the different boards are covered. Each piece has a comprehensive analysis with notation, listening, discussion and writing tests. Wide ranging extended listening projects are also provided.

Fabulous resources and the kids appreciate them and saves me so much time. Thanks for the Edexcel set works for GCSE and keep up the great work.

Ryan Lester- Testbourne Community School
Afro Celt

A Level

Complete listening training system for all the A level listening and analysis concepts. Some set works are now covered.

Many many thanks for all of your help with this wonderful resource.

Anne Whiteman – Frewen College