Tag Archives: Classroom Music

GCSE Music – Statistics and Grade Boundaries

N.B. This is a post that may get deleted or have amendments later, if it proves that I am being daft, and haven’t read all the relevant small print! Which, as it’s about the new GCSE grading, means there is … Continue reading

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Video on assessment in music education

This is another ‘instead of a blog entry’ post! The nice people at ‘Teach Through Music’ have made a really interesting video about assessment in music education. It features London music teachers talking about this, as well as some talking … Continue reading

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In which I muse on formative assessment whilst at Schiphol Airport

I’m writing this Blog entry at Schiphol Airport. I’ve been in the Netherlands for a few days, as a guest of the Royal Dutch Conservatory in the Hague where I have been talking about assessment. This has been interesting, as … Continue reading

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In which I think about astronomy and assessment

I was looking up at the sky at night recently, and saw a shooting star. Probably part of the Perseid meteor shower visible from the UK. Now, what I know about astronomy is limited to the Observer’s book that I … Continue reading

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“I have a cunning plan…”

I vaguely remember a lesson plan I wrote some years ago, whilst I was teaching classroom music in school. It involved activity, composing, and all sorts of exciting stuff. The lesson it was due to be delivered we had some … Continue reading

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