Media technology

Media technology explores how we communicate through sound and moving images. Boys learn to manipulate sounds using their voices, instruments and electronic devices. Great emphasis is placed on listening skills and group collaboration. The school has a purpose built media technology suite with six practice rooms, a specialised listening room, two classrooms and a dedicated recording studio.

All students learn to play a musical instrument, as well as traditional dancing and sound production and recording techniques. Students are able to study for examinations in recording technology and music. Many links exist with other schools and community groups in Dubai. The department is keen to promote Arabic, and in particular Khaleeji music to a wider audience.

All students take part in a concert for the whole school during March and opportunities exist to develop skills further during lunchtime clubs and Wednesday activity periods. An instrumental lessons programme was set up in 2005.

Sound technology encourages active participation, creativity and self-motivation. Boys learn skills which will help them become life long learners, and contribute to the development of the community at large.

Examinations offered include GCSE music, AS-Sound Technology and AS music. There are also school-based examinations specialising in Arabic Sound Technology such as the High School Diploma.