S2 Course

All pupils in S2 will develop their performing, composing, understanding music and music technology skills through a variety of ways.  Pupils receive music for one hour a week.


All pupils will have the opportunity to further develop their instrumental skills in group performances.  Pupils will not only learn how to read music but playing by ear or using alternative resources to learn music through the Musical Futures programme.  Instruments pupils can use are:

  • Keyboard
  • Bass Guitar
  • Drum Kit
  • Guitar
  • Voice
  • Tuned Percussion
  • Ukulele

Understanding Music

Pupils will regularly listen to different styles of music and learn music specific vocabulary relating to it. They will also develop their knowledge of music theory to reinforce performing and composing skills as well as develop literacy and numeracy skills.

Pupils will complete a project called “What is Good Music?” exploring different styles of music and looking at the culture surrounding different styles of music. During this project, pupils will also access Music Technology in order to edit and crop music to use as part of their presentation.

Composing Skills

Pupils will have the chance to learn more about how to compose their own music using instruments they feel comfortable with.

Music Technology


Pupils will complete 2 Music Technology projects.  The first is a cross-curricular project with Modern Studies where pupils will have the opportunity to record a news broadcast.

The second opportunity for pupils to experience Music Technology will be when pupils get the chance to record an Audiobook.  Pupils will get to choose a children’s book to record and will learn all about sound foley.

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