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Kiama High School

Kiama High School

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The Music courses delivered at Kiama High School emphasise performance-based learning. Students are provided with exciting opportunities to learn about music styles, develop composition skills and prepare for varied performance presentations, both within the school and in the community.

The study of music fosters knowledge, understanding and skills that contribute to lifelong processes of learning, and to the appreciation and enjoyment of music.

Stages 4 and 5 (Years 7 - 10)

Music at Kiama High School is presented in the form of compulsory study in Year 7. Year 8, 9 and 10 students have the opportunity to choose Music as an elective.

Music will:

  • engage and challenge all students to maximise their individual talents and capabilities for lifelong learning
  • enable all students to develop positive self-concepts and their capacity to establish and maintain safe, healthy and rewarding lives
  • access, analyse, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources
  • work collaboratively with others to achieve individual and collective goals

Stage 6 preliminary and HSC Music 1

The nature of music study at Kiama High School allows students to develop their capacity to manage their own learning, work together with others and engage in activity that reflects the real world practice of performers, composers and audiences.

The purpose of Music 1 is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes within a broad musical context and encourage the desire to continue learning in formal and informal music settings after school. The course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of musical styles, including contemporary popular music, and for many, it will serve as a pathway for further training and employment in the music industry or in contemporary music fields.