Secondary School Events

Concerts, Seminars and Workshops aimed at Secondary Key Stages

LSO Discovery run a number of events for secondary schools across the year, including A-Level Seminars and full orchestral concerts designed for Years 7 to 9.

Often complementing the Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level curriculum, our secondary school activity gives students the opportunity to hear live performances of classical music and discover more about the stories behind the notes. 

2017/18 events - to be announced

A-Level Music Seminar

The 2016/17 LSO Discovery A-Level Music Seminar took place on Friday 11 November at LSO St Luke's. The Seminar covered Edexcel AS & A Level Set Work (new syllabus) Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Op 17: movement I and Edexcel A2 Set Work Mozart Piano Sonata in B flat, K. 333: movement I, both for examination in Summer 2017. 

Presenter Rachel Leach led an in-depth analysis of both set works, discussing aspects of structure, form, thematic material and harmony, all illustrated by musical extracts. 


Most previous A-level Seminars are available for students to watch on the LSO YouTube channel.

Click below to watch the 2012 A-level seminar on Mozart Piano Sonata in B flat, movement I.

Arts Award 

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone up to the age of 25 grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world. 

Key Stage 3 Concerts

Arts Award Explore is for young people aged 7–25 years, and is an Entry Level 3 Qualification which takes around 25 hours to complete. LSO Discovery’s schools concerts for Key Stage Three can be used towards the following elements of Arts Award Explore:

  • INSPIRE – see a live orchestra
  • EXPLORE – research the orchestra on LSO Play or delve into the history of the London Symphony Orchestra
  • CREATE – compose your own piece in class using our free resources, which are included as part of your concert booking

Key Stage 3 Concerts could also fulfil part of the requirements for Arts Award Bronze, which is available to young people aged 11 to 25.

To find out more about Arts Award click here.


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