Music

Course Level:  National 4

In this course, and its component units, there will be an emphasis upon skill based development of performing, composing and listening skills. Pupils will develop performing skills on two contrasting  instruments or one instrument and voice, create their own music and be able to identify  distinguishing  features  of specific musical styles.

The Music course consists of 4 units:

Music: Performing skills.

Pupils develop performing skills on two contrasting instruments or one instrument and voice. They will perform grade 2 or above pieces and create a programme of material for performance.

Music: Composing skills.

Pupils will experiment and use compositional methods and musical concepts in imaginative ways to create their own music.           

Understanding Music. 

Through listening, learners will develop knowledge and understanding of a variety of musical concepts and styles and develop their music literacy skills.

Added Value Unit: Music Performance.

This unit adds value by introducing challenge and application. In music performance, pupils will draw on and extend their performing skills by preparing and performing a programme of music in a solo or group setting on both instruments or one instrument and voice at Grade 2 or above.

Course Level:  National 5

In this course, and its component units, there will be an emphasis upon skill based development of performing, composing and listening skills. Pupils will develop performing skills on two instruments or one instrument and voice at Grade 3 or above, create their own music and be able to identify distinguishing features of specific musical styles.

The Music course consists of 3 units:

Performing skills. Pupils develop performing skills on two contrasting instruments or one instrument and voice. They will perform grade 3 or above pieces and create a programme of material for performance.

Composing skills. Pupils will experiment and use compositional methods and musical concepts in imaginative ways to create their own music.           

Understanding Music.  Through listening, learners will develop knowledge and understanding of a variety of musical concepts and styles and develop their music literacy skills.

Added Value: Music Performance.

The added value introduces challenge and application.  Pupils will draw on and extend their performing skills by preparing and performing a programme of music in a solo or group setting on both instruments or one instrument and voice at Grade 3 or above.

Further information can be obtained from:

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45717.html