Music Department


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Brief summary of the aims of the department: A music department should be vibrant and full of life. At Our Lady’s we strive to provide this by encouraging all pupils to get involved in the life of the department and whole school. A variety of performing opportunities are available to pupils such as concerts, school shows and NLC Bands. We aim to provide a welcoming environment in which pupils feel supported, challenged and are confident that music staff will nurture and help to develop their musical skills.

We endeavour to get the very best from our pupils by providing quality teaching and learning, and fostering enjoyment of the courses we offer.


Courses / subjects delivered at all stages:
  • Music with Performing (BGE – Advanced Higher)
  • Music with Technology (National 5)
BGE topics covered: S1

In S1 pupils will build skills on a range of instruments including keyboard, guitar, drum kit, tuned percussion and voice. In the latter part of the year pupils will work together through group performance.

There are two Understanding Music Units – Instruments of the Orchestra and Musicals – that will build literacy, listening and composition skills.


Pupils will build skills throughout the year on two instruments of their choice, working both individually and in a group setting.

There are two Understanding Music Units – Pop and Film Music– that will build literacy, listening skills and composition skills.


Progressing from S2, pupils will continue to build skills on their chosen instruments throughout the year working both individually and in a group setting.

There are three Understanding Music Units – Musical Periods, Instruments and World Music – that will build literacy and listening skills.

Composing and literacy skills will be taught throughout the year.

Web Links: Music – Education Scotland
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