Figtree High School

Crescere Fidere Statuere

Telephone02 4271 2787

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning. "


The Music courses provide the opportunity for all students to develop their musical abilities. Music is a cross-cultural medium, and plays significant roles in the social, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual lives of people. Through the study of music, students develop a sense of expression, and use it as a medium for sharing ideas, feelings and experiences.


What Subjects/Courses Do We Offer?

Stage 4 (Years 7 & 8)        Stage 5 (Years 9 & 10) Stage 6 (Years 11 & 12)     

Year 7 Music

Year 8 Music


  • Music – 200 hours

HSC Music 1 (ATAR)


What will students learn about in Music?

The study of Music at Figtree High School is creative and inspiring. At the individual level, music is a medium of personal expression. It enables the sharing of ideas, feelings and experiences. In both the mandatory and elective courses, our students develop knowledge, understanding and skills in concepts of music (duration, pitch, dynamics and expressive techniques, tone colour, texture and structure) through the learning experiences of performing, composing and listening. This occurs within the context of a range of styles, periods and genres.

The mandatory course requires students to work in a broad range of musical contexts, including exposure to art music and music that represents the diversity of Australian culture.

In the elective courses, the learning is sequentially built from the Mandatory course and is designed for students who wish to extend their musical experiences and learning. The stage 5 (year 9 & 10) course requires students to study the compulsory topic Australian Music, as well as a number of optional topics that represent a broad range of musical styles, periods and genres.

In the HSC Music 1 course, students are provided with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and experiences and to emerge as musically sensitive and capable individuals with the capacity and desire for music to play a significant and continually developing role in their lives.


Music Facilities:

  • Music equipment including acoustic, electric and bass guitars

  • Acoustic and electronic drumkit

  • Mac Computers equipped composition software

  • Musition music theory software

  • JamHub for up to 6 students to practice silently with headphones

  • Keyboards and percussion instruments

  • Large performance rehearsal spaces

  • Portable PA system

Performance Opportunities:

  • In-class, assemblies and other school events such as Merit Assemblies

  • Shakespeare Festival

  • CAPA Showcase

Related content