Last week’s survey asked you about the size of your KS4 classes and, it has to be said, the results are very surprising. The biggest surprise is that the average number of pupils taking a KS4 music qualification was 15% (much bigger than the 7% that 2011 data say took GCSE music). Perhaps equally surprising is that the average number of pupils starting music in September has increased to 16%.
Some caution has to be taken with this info. A few factors to consider include:
- this survey included non-GCSE qualifications (unlike the 2011 data)
- the sample size was quite small (17 respondents after anomalous responses were removed)
- teachers with larger class sizes may have been more likely to respond (eager to share their good news)
- teachers with increasing class sizes may have been more likely to respond (again, eager to share good news)