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MUSIC AT TGS
Engaging in some form of musical activity plays a prominent part in our cultural life. Through the study of Music at The Gordon Schools a candidate will experience music as performer, composer and listener. This broad approach will provide candidates with opportunities to develop their general interests in music, while developing skills in performance.
Music in S4 to S6 is mainly practical and is built around a comprehensive list of musical concepts decided by the SQA. The courses are intended to broaden the pupil’s knowledge, ability, achievement and experience in all aspects of music, and are designed to be enjoyable, broadening the tastes and experiences of all pupils.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SERVICES
NATIONAL 5 – The National 5 Music Course enables learners to perform challenging music, create original music using compositional methods and music concepts, and broaden their knowledge and understanding of music and musical literacy. The Course also enables learners to develop knowledge of the social and cultural factors that influence music.
NATIONAL 4 – The National 4 Music Course enables learners to perform music, create original music using compositional methods and music concepts, and develop knowledge and understanding of music and musical literacy. The Course also enables learners to develop an understanding of the external factors that influence composers and their works.
The Higher Music Course provides a broad practical experience of performing and creating music and develops related knowledge and understanding of music. Learners develop their skills and creative capabilities as musicians, and gain the skills they need to perform and create music and to confidently discriminate between music concepts and styles.
The Advanced Higher Music Course develops learners’ skills in performing, creating, understanding and analysing music. Learners develop the skills they need to perform challenging music with musical and technical accuracy and fluency, while realising composers’ intentions, and develop their own composing skills in sophisticated and creative ways.