When studying the Cambridge IGCSE music syllabus, pupils listen to, perform and compose music, encouraging aesthetic and emotional development, self-discipline and, importantly, creativity.
As a result, pupils enhance their appreciation and enjoyment of music, an achievement that forms an ideal foundation for future study and enhances life-long musical enjoyment.
Pupils study music of all styles; each style is placed in its historical and cultural context, and they are encouraged to be perceptive, sensitive and critical when listening. Although the majority of the syllabus examines Western European music, the music of other cultures is always represented.
Music IGCSE pupils are expected to learn an instrument or to have vocal lessons and take part in ensemble music within the school. They share some lessons with the BTEC pupils to gain experience of recording and mixing techniques.