is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.
Music at Al Bateen engages and inspires students to develop a love of music
along with their talent as musicians, increasing their self-confidence,
creativity and sense of achievement.
begin by developing their understanding of the basic principles of music
through performing, composing and listening tasks. As students progress through
the Lower School, they build on this by developing their instrumental fluency,
accuracy and expressiveness on instruments such as piano, guitar and
percussion. Throughout the Lower School, students study various structures,
styles, genres and traditions, including Programme Music, the Blues, Rock and
Roll, Indian Music, Arabic Music, Reggae, Film Music, and Music in Advertising.
School students begin their GCSE Music studies by listening and appraising set
works within the Popular Music in Context Area of Study and start a variety of
composition and performance tasks in preparation for their practical exams.
Year 10 GCSE students continue with their studies of the set works, focusing on
Western Classical Music, Music of the 20th Century, and finishing
with World Music as they enter Year 11. In Year 11, students complete and
record two compositions and two performances, one solo and one ensemble, to
fulfil the practical requirement for the course. They review the set works in
preparation for a final written exam, to be completed in the spring of their