What would your ideal KS4 look like?

What would your ideal KS4 look like?

With all the talk of change at KS4, it has become apparent to me that no one is really asking music teachers what they want music to look like at KS4 (beyond the narrow Ofqual consultation before the draft specifications were written).  This survey seeks to...
What are your targets?

What are your targets?

The Sunday Survey series has been serving two main purposes for me; it helps to paint an interesting picture of what’s happening in the world of music education and it helps to inform the content of future blog posts.  This week’s survey is focusing...
What would your set works be?

What would your set works be?

It’s half term, so I thought that this week’s Sunday Survey should be somewhat light hearted.  In a vague attempt to keep it relevant, I thought I’d tie it into my series of posts looking at the draft specifications.  Set works now...
Which exam board will you choose?

Which exam board will you choose?

With the new GCSE and A-Level (draft) specifications being launched on Thursday, it was obvious that this week’s survey should focus on the topic.  There’s plenty of discussion about the content of each course taking place on social media (including...
The size of KS4 classes

The size of KS4 classes

When it comes to class sizes for Key Stage 4, our subject is normally one of the smaller ones.  With a national average of 7% of the cohort taking GCSE Music, small classes shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.  The recent change to the National...
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