From S1 to S3, all students take music-lessons.
Music learning develops students’ critical skills : their ability to listen, to value a wide variety of music, and to make judgements about musical quality. It also increases self-discipline, creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.
This will be achieved through young people engaging with and responding to music from a wide range of genres, styles, traditions and cultures as composers, singers, improvisers, performers and discriminating listeners.
From S4 to S7, Music-lessons are optional.
In Years 4-5 students are asked to develop further their musical knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of in-depth studies of a range of musical genres, styles and traditions. Furthermore there is a final project which should reflect the particular interests and aspirations of each student.
In Years 6-7 the Music-course exists in 2 or 4 periods. The curriculum for these two years promotes and supports students’ continuing developments as composers, performers and listeners.
The 2-period option as well as the 4-period option provide a valuable opportunity for students to develop their individual musical interests and skills through the production of a ‘portfolio’.