• Critics question winning bid for new model music curriculum

    The Department for Education has refused to say how many bids it received for a contract to write a new model music curriculum after the tender was awarded to an exam board with no classroom teaching expertise. Music teachers and academics are unhappy that the ABRSM, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music,

    7.00 Mar. 1st, 2019 | News

  • Schools shut out from DfE music curriculum panel

    The government has come under fire for choosing just three serving school leaders for its 14-strong panel that will develop its new “model” music curriculum. Nick Gibb, the schools minister, announced the panel members on Friday, saying that they would develop a non-compulsory “sequenced and structured template” in music for key stages 1, 2 and

    5.00 Jan. 19th, 2019 | News

  • Ofqual consults on changes to reformed music and dance qualifications

    Ofqual has launched a consultation into proposed changes to the reformed GCSEs, AS and A-levels in music and dance, after their first delivery this summer exposed issues with how to assess pupils’ performances. The exams watchdog wants to change the way a student’s performance is marked if it turns out to be shorter than the minimum length;

    15.17 Nov. 9th, 2018 | News

  • Music education hubs struggle to attract older pupils

    The number of pupils receiving whole-class ensemble teaching through music education hubs has risen by a fifth since 2013, however a new study has also found a “worrying drop” in the take-up of area-based ensembles by older pupils. The drop in numbers of youngsters playing in “area-based ensembles” – particularly those aged 14 to 18

    0.01 Oct. 24th, 2018 | News

  • EEF launches new music, drama and journalism trials

    Thousands of children across the England will take part in new trials to assess whether skills like music, drama and journalism can boost their achievements at primary school. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) announced five trials to test the impact of different “cultural learning strategies” as part of

    0.01 Oct. 17th, 2017 | News

  • Music GCSE results

    10.22 Aug. 20th, 2015 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2015: Music

    11.45 Aug. 13th, 2015 | Exam results

  • Further Maths A level sees 2.5 percentage point boost to A* grades

    The number of pupils achieving an A* in Further Maths has jumped by 2.5 percentage points – the largest increase of any A level subject, figures show. Provisional figures published this morning by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) show 29 per cent of the almost 15,000 entrants received the top grade this morning. That

    10.12 Aug. 13th, 2015 | Exam results, News