S1-S3 Music

Pupils are given regular opportunities to perform, compose and listen to within the S 1–3 Music curriculum at AHS.  Where possible, we encourage pupils to play a wide variety of instruments and encourage them to bring in their own instruments whenever possible.

Topics studied include:


  • Elements of Music
  • BBC Ten Pieces
  • Group Performance
  • Cup Rhythms


  • Rock and Roll
  • Film Music
  • Musicals
  • BBC Ten Pieces – Garageband Project
  • Group Performance


  • Performing on two instruments, Listening and Composing Activities covering a broad range of styles such as:
    • Blues
    • Ragtime
    • Scottish
    • World Music
    • Musical Eras
  • Use of music software: Sibelius, Noteflight, Garageband