Curriculum >> Key Stage 3 >> Music
Music education at Mesaieed International
School (MIS) focuses on growing the capabilities and enthusiasm of pupils.
The MIS Music curriculum is designed to
stimulate students of all abilities to develop their appreciation and enjoyment
of music through an active involvement in performing, composing and listening.
Through a largely practically based series of
lessons, students are encouraged to develop their musical skills in the areas
of performing and composing. Through listening and appraising, students
will develop a sensitive and critical response to music from different cultures
and historical styles.
All students receive a weekly one-hour music lesson in Key Stage 3. During the term, Students
are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Our new Project
based learning (PBL) approach facilitates this by allowing pupils to develop
and drive their own progress within a clear musical (and wider Performing Arts)
We have a Key
Stage 3 Choir which begun this academic year and we are always delighted to
welcome new members.
We have created a new ‘Keyboard Suite’ in the
music department which students are welcome to visit to develop their keyboard
skills through practise.
We have recently introduced the possibility to
hire instruments from school to practise at home for students who are committed
to developing their musical potential. Pupils utilising this have been making
clear progress on their ability to make music.
The music department is beginning to provide
individual lessons to potential instrumentalists. Our medium-term aim is for
these developing musicians to form small groups and ensembles to contribute
towards the growing music life of the school.
Music is at the heart of every International Community and this is true
of Mesaieed International School. At MIS music continues to play an important
role in the development of our students and enhances key school and community events.
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