Broad General Education
Pupils begin to develop their musical skills on a keyboard, drum kit and voice. Topics covered include: Instruments of the Orchestra and Music Technology. Within these topics, pupils will develop listening skills, performing skills and composing skills.
Pupils further their musical skills on keyboard, drum kit and voice and begin guitar and ukulele. Pupils are given opportunity to personalise their music education and choose two instruments to study further. Music Literacy knowledge and understanding is extended through practical composition activities. Topics covered are contemporary music and Music technology which extend listening , performing and composing skills.
Pupils have the opportunity to further personalise their learning in music by choosing music performing and or music technology.
Performing lessons include advancing their skills on their chosen two instruments and covering topics such as Scottish Music, Blues and Vocal music. Within these topics, pupils excel at improving their listening, performing and composing skills through group performance and team work.
Music technology offers a different angle to the performing arts. This ICT based subject teaches pupils about the basics of recording and sound production. Pupils complete projects using our ICT suites and recording studio which prepare them for outcomes at National 5 level.
Nationals/ Higher/Advanced Higher
Performing, Understanding Music and Composition are three elements to the senior phase building further on from Broad General Education experiences. These are integrated into lessons in a holistic approach ensuring all learning styles are catered for and pupils are immersed in the content.
Performing is the most popular element in music. The purpose of this performance is to allow learners to demonstrate their performance and musical skills on either two selected instruments, or on a selected instrument and voice, in a timed prepared programme of music. Understanding music means listening to music from different eras, styles and genres and, not only identify what the musical concepts are, but, apply them to social context.
Finally, composition is a personal piece of work that is led by the pupil, using whatever inspires them and setting this to music using the literacy and technology skills they have developed over the years.
Download the documents below for more information.
National 4 Music Information
National 5 Music Information
Higher Music Information
Home Learning Links
Focus On Sound
My Music Online