Our Music Curriculum
The music programme at British School Jakarta (BSJ) offers a comprehensive and enjoyable experience for students, fostering a love for music and equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge for success. The programme includes courses in music theory, composition, performance, history, and technology. Students also have the opportunity to participate in ensembles and collaborate with fellow musicians. Beyond musical proficiency, the programme helps develop important life skills such as teamwork, communication, and self-discipline. Whether pursuing a career in music or not, the BSJ music programme provides a valuable and enriching experience for all students.
Music in Primary School
Music in Secondary School
At BSJ, we offer two exam boards, ABRSM for classical-based musicians and Rockschool for contemporary musicians. Both exam boards are recognized by Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator). Grades 6-8 in these exams can earn students UCAS points. Ofqual's recognition signifies the quality and adherence to their rules and requirements by the exam boards. It demonstrates their expertise in assessment and effective operational delivery.
ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royals of Music) Exam
ABRSM is an examination board based in the United Kingdom that provides music exams and assessments to students worldwide. The exams are designed to assess musical skills and abilities, such as performance, theory, and sight-reading, and provide a recognised benchmark for musical progress. The ABRSM offers a range of exams from initial to advanced levels, and certificates obtained from ABRSM exams are widely recognised by educational institutions and employers.
Rockschool, a renowned British examination board, offers graded music exams for a range of instruments such as guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals. These exams focus on rock and pop music genres, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of musical styles, techniques, and theory. Available at various levels, from beginner to advanced, Rockschool exams are globally recognized as a benchmark for musical education and proficiency.
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