Around half a dozen boys study music as part of their IB Diploma at either Standard or Higher Level. The IB course is an excellent vehicle to obtain academic accreditation for musical skills and is a thorough preparation for boys who wish to study the subject at university or a conservatoire.
At both Higher and Standard Level, the music course aims to develop boys’ knowledge and potential as musicians, both personally and collaboratively. Music of all genres and from several cultures is explored, and boys are encouraged to develop their creative and critical abilities. At Standard Level, boys can choose between performing and composing, and at Higher Level they pursue both.