British International Schools in Kurdistan
Subjects & Electives
Music is a significant part of every culture, tradition and religion. Feelings are magnified when expressed through music. In collaboration with BISK School of Music, BISK has introduced a curriculum that provides children with an opportunity to learn and play musical instruments and express thoughts in a creative and artistic way.
Our curriculum revolves around:
Theory of Music
History of Music
Instrument Specialization (Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboards, Drums, Violin & Recorder)
Vocals (using the Kodaly Method)
It focuses on the basic rudiments in Western music theory and journeys over detailed elements in rhythm, pitch, progression, composition, orchestration, and much more.
We have introduced Music History and Music Appreciation which aids in understanding music intellectually and also exposes the student to different styles and eras of music.
This unique curriculum includes:
Music History, Music Theory and Analysis, Music Appreciation, Vocal and Choral Skills, Composition Skills and World Music, (mainly vocals and percussion instruments)
Our Music curriculum is segregated:
International Music Curriculum (IMC) – This curriculum is for Primary classes. Children will greatly benefit from this comprehensive program as it covers all aspects of music. The three core elements taught are:
International Performers Curriculum (IPC) – This curriculum is for Secondary Classes. This is a performance-based curriculum focusing on instrument learning skills using an internationally acclaimed methodology. This gives students of all ages the opportunity to learn in a classroom environment, gain piano and performance skills, understand music theory and appreciation, learn music history and world music. Students will be given the opportunity to progress further by taking performance examinations, individual instrumental lessons and participate in our numerous concerts and recitals.
This unique curriculum includes performance skills, music history, music theory and analysis, music appreciation, vocal and choral skills, composition skills and world music.
“Inspiration through Exploration to Reflection How Art shapes their lives…
Art stimulates imagination. To watch a child completely engrossed in art is to recognize that the brain is active and driven by aesthetics and emotions, to make meaning, state opinions and represent what matters to them.
Our Art curriculum emphasizes the development of a child’s fine motor skills, i.e., the development of a child’s body and mind coordination that takes place at a particular age when a child is going through the EYP phase. This particular phase plays a very important role in a child’s life since this is where he/she develops the ability to reach out to his/her creative potentials, which is then reflected in the higher grades:
Shapes & Colors
Application of Print Techniques
Basics of Origami
Education in visual arts is fundamental to the aesthetic, physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth of the individual. It provides children with unique ways of knowing, living in, and belonging to a global community.
Their creativity and imagination that they develop require channeling to have a constructive outcome.