Clubs and societies
The Music Department continues to provide the students with a general knowledge of music and a good basic foundation in music theory. Class music is a two-year course for students in grades 7 and 8. The syllabus is centered on the Grade 2 Theory of Music Syllabus of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), United Kingdom.
In addition to their tests throughout each term, and the annual end-of-year music examination, at the end of the two-year course in their grade 8 year, the students are given the option of taking the Grade 2 Theory of Music international examination set by the ABRSM.
Class Music students began taking this international exam in 2004 at the grade 1 level, attaining excellent results, and at times attaining 100% success and many distinction marks. In 2011 the teachers decided to move the classes up to the grade 2 level. In June 2016, 110 students sat the examination. 95% were successful. 28 students achieved distinctions, 33 achieved merits, and 42 received pass marks.
The playing of the descant recorder and other instruments e.g. boom whackers (pitched percussion instruments) and the use of the electronic media, e.g. educational videos about the various topics, are used in class to facilitate learning.