Course description

In studying music, you will develop a wide range of skills, from practical music making through to creativity and communication. If you are looking to improve your overall performance in school, music can help you get there. Music will engage learners creatively and will challenge them intellectually. Learners will build strong relationships with other students and teachers and we believe studying music brings out a learner’s potential beyond the music classroom.

Course progression

You can click on the links at each level to see more info.


  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Evaluating
  • Perseverance
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Reliability
  • Analysing

Careers through Music

  • Composer
  • Film/TV Music Supervisor
  • Arts Co-Ordinator
  • Sound Engineer
  • Professional Performer
  • Band Manager
  • Music Therapist
  • Conductor
  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Journalist
  • DJ

Pupil Profile: Sam

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I am hoping to study jazz guitar at The Royal Conservatoire and become a jazz and session musician.

The music department have helped me to achieve my goals and have given me numerous opportunities to develop as a musician. They have helped me to develop my communication, imagination, time management, team work and leadership skills, which I have used outside of school for example, when I performed at ‘Party at the Palace Festival’ in Linlithgow and now I am being given the opportunity to do paid jazz gigs where I can put my skills into practice.