In the music programme at BDS, students listen to, compose and perform music from a broad range of styles, traditions and contexts. They create, shape and share sounds in time and space and critically analyze music they listen to, make and perform. Music practice is aurally based and focuses on acquiring and using knowledge, to understand music and musicians from their own experience and from other times and places.
The General Music Programme aims to:
- Develop awareness andappreciation of music in local and global cultures
- Develop ability for creative expression and communication through music-making
- Provide the basis to develop an informed and life-long involvement in music
The sequence of achievement describes progress in the learning area, and provides students a framework of growth and learning in the subject. Students are also assessed on subject-specific terminology and organisation that reflects the essential characteristics of learning with the subject.
Student portfolios of creative work illustrate the expected learning and help teachers to make judgments about whether students have achieved the standard at each level.