Courses offered by the music department require each candidate to perform on two instruments. The standard of Higher is a minimum of grade 4 Associated Board or equivalent, and candidates prepare a 10 minute recital on the principal instrument and 5 minutes on the second. This element comprises 60% of the overall grade. In Music, pupils must achieve a pass in each section to be awarded an overall grade.
Each candidate must produce 2 compositions, each lasting 1 minute in order to qualify for a course award.
Candidate’s understanding of musical concepts are examined within an hours listening paper at the end of the course. This element comprises 40% of the overall grade.