Steps to Success in GCSE Music(STSM)

Provider: Musical Futures
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Description Our Musical Futures: Steps to Success in GCSE Music full day workshop gives ideas and strategies for teaching at this level which are both musical and theoretical: Explore practical approaches to the analysis of GCSE music set works and preparation for listening and appraising tasks through workshopping, composing and improvising Support students to transition successfully from Key Stage 3 (where music frequently has a focus on practical work – to the demands of GCSE music: Make GCSE more accessible for all students and specifically those students who may not have come to study GCSE via formal instrumental lessons. Research shows that students are more likely retain the learning if they are actively engaged in the process. Note: Delegates will be able to access the relevant support resources for the exam board they are using.
Duration 6 hours
Website

Musical Futures's website

https://www.musicalfutures.org/events/musical-futures-steps-success-gcse-music-manchester
Categories Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Arts, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Assessment, In school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students
  • Explore creative and practical approaches to listening, appraising, composing and performing to make key terms and concepts easier to learn.  ​
  • Analyse/understand music using performing and composing activities related to GCSE set works.
  • Develop tools to increase student skill and confidence with improvising and composing.
  • Share ideas and resources to make GCSE music vital, practical and engaging.
  • All Musical Futures courses are delivered by teachers in classroom settings and where possible, include a session that involves students so that delegates can see the approaches in action.
 
Evidence underpinning this approach

Teachers who use of Musical Futures in schools report:

  • An increase in numbers of students taking up instrumental lessons on a wider range of instruments
  • Increased student participation in concerts and performances
  • Better engagement with classroom music for all ages
  • Greater satisfaction in relation to their teaching and own musicianship​
How users/participants can evaluate success
  • Our Musical Futures: Steps to Success in GCSE Music full day workshop gives ideas and strategies for teaching at this level which are both musical and theoretical:

  • Explore practical approaches to the analysis of GCSE music set works and preparation for listening and appraising tasks through workshopping, composing and improvising
  • Support students to transition successfully from Key Stage 3 (where music frequently has a focus on practical work – to the demands of GCSE music:
  • Make GCSE more accessible for all students and specifically those students who may not have come to study GCSE via formal instrumental lessons.
  • Research shows that students are more likely retain the learning if they are actively engaged in the process.
  • Note: Delegates will be able to access the relevant support resources for the exam board they are using.

Follow-up activities and support
  • Your choice of Start With A Set Work Resource pack complete with ideas for performing and composing guidance notes & resources as modelled during the workshop
  • Your choice of GCSE set work playalong (options from all exam board specifications available)
  • Musical Futures Songwriting resource
Details

Start With A Set Work – Performance

  • Exploring a GCSE set work to examine specific musical features as a basis for classroom performance
  • Developing student knowledge and understanding of key musical concepts through classroom performance.

Start With A Set Work – Composition

  • Exploring a set work (examples from all major examination boards available) to identify key features typical of a style or genre as a stimulus for student composition.
  • Identifying strategies to assist students with composing using improvisation to collaboratively create and compose new works that reflect the key features of a style or genre.

Composing and Improvising

  • Ideas and resources to connect listening and composing briefs
  • Using a rhythmic groove as a starting point.
  • Developing melodic ideas by adding instrumental lines
  • Exploring structure, texture, complimentary chords and other musical features to develop compositions further.

Songwriting – Applying creative skills to a task

  • Exploring a series of starting points for songwriting​
  • Using a variety of approaches, practical activities and resources to support your students with the songwriting process!
Associated Files File_icon STSManchester_Flyer.pdf

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