Music is a core subject for all students in S1 and S2. Teachers draw on a range of approaches to meet the needs of students through carefully planned and well paced learning experiences. The aim is to provide a classroom climate of creativity and innovation, including
- Active Involvement in Creative Activities and Performances
- Performance Opportunities which Require a Creative Response
- Opportunities to Perform to an Audience
- Partnerships with Professional Performers and Other Creative Adults
- Awareness Raising of Contemporary Culture and Connecting with Students's Experiences
- Appropriate use of Technology
- Opportunities for Collaborative and Individual Learning
- Opportunities to Analyse, Explore and Reflect
In S2 students can opt into an additional Music option. There are two options classes available in music currently; a performance based option called "School of Rock" and an audio engineering programme called "Studio Technology".
In S3 students may choose to study Music Performance. This course aims to develop the performing, understanding and composing skills of students to facilitate progression towards National Qualifications in the Senior Phase.
In the Senior Phase students can study Music from National 4 to Advanced Higher. Pupils studying at this level are able to work independently to prepare solo programmes for external assessment and compose music while learning about the history and context of Western Art Music.