The secondary Music curriculum at Doha British School offers pupils a natural academic and practical progression from Year 7 up to University, for a global community. We strive to offer our students with the opportunity to meet and exceed their academic potential as well as equipping them with a growth mindset for learning.
In Key Stage 3 our pupils cover a wide range of topics and elements of music. They are taught in mixed groups. There is a balance between theory and practice where the former feeds into the latter. The KS3 curriculum has been purposefully designed to enable students to choose Music GCSE as an option, equipping them with strong foundations to pursue their learning journey.
At Key Stage 4, we follow the Edexcel GCSE curriculum. Students use the knowledge and skills gained from KS3. Students study 8 set works, they also have to record 2 tracks and compose 2 pieces.
Our curriculum is not just about the academic challenge. Throughout the academic year, plenty of opportunities are available to our students to play in front of an audience. From special events like the Winter Bazar, International Day, Graduation, and others to more formal recitals and full on school productions. There are also music performances weekly on Thursday mornings as students enter our school so that our community can develop a love of learning to play musical instruments.
Our Music curriculum is underpinned by the ‘DBS Ways’ and embodies our whole school approach to character education, providing a deep and rich experience for all.
Music at Doha British School is at the cutting edge of the British National Curriculum and is reviewed and refined annually. This allows our students to access a curriculum that is relevant to current events around the world and become more progressive with research and technology. Each Key Stage lay the groundwork for the next stage of our students' learning journey.
Music at Doha British School promotes a curriculum beyond the classroom through offering students a wide range of experiences to develop cultural capital. Music provides additional learning contexts with a variety of events throughout the academic year. In the classroom we embrace all the opportunities a global community offers to us, enriching our lessons through our differences and similarities that we bring to our DBS community.
At Doha British School the music course is designed to meet the academic, personal and cultural needs of our students and better equip them for future challenges, while at the same time creating enjoyable learning environments that inspire and motivate. We focus on building strong characters who can face challenges in and out of the classroom, and who develop an inner belief in challenging themselves to improve everyday.