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Every month Music Teacher publishes materials for KS3, 4 and 5, offering complete units of work, GCSE and A level set-work info and activities, and practical ideas across all levels for both classroom and peripatetic teachers. All materials are written by experienced teachers and examiners and provide indispensable content for your teaching.

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GCSE music: theory tips and tricks

Secondary education KS 4 Archive

Author: James Manwaring

This resource focuses on the key areas of music theory that are common across all exam boards. I'll also share some ideas and strategies that have worked in my own lessons, with the aim of providing...

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AQA AoS1: The Requiem of the late-Romantic period

Secondary education KS 4 Archive

Author: Hanh Doan

This resource will give a brief overview of the context of the late-Romantic Requiem, followed by detailed analysis of some extracts from three key works.

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Active listening

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: Jonathan James

This resource translates the wisdom on active listening from its original therapeutic setting to a musical one, asking how processes in the first might be applied to the second. It then surveys...

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OCR A level AoS5: Programme music

Secondary education KS 5 Archive

Author: Jonathan James

Teaching programme music should be the fun bit. It's where music is at its most descriptive and vivid, with an obvious narrative that offers an ideal launch point into the exploration of so many core...

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Creativity at Key Stage 3

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Anna Gower

With graded instrumental repertoire widely available, and three out of four GCSE exam boards linking standards to an equivalent grade, there can be a bias towards performing at KS3 as the means to...

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OCR AoS1: Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23

Secondary education KS 5 Archive

Author: Jonathan James

The aim of this resource is to cover both the usual areas required for examination, as well as offering some more context that might provoke wider exploration beyond the prescribed work and enhance...

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Approaches to classical music

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

My students might be resistant to classical music. How can I get them on side?I want to keep things practical, and don't want to turn my lessons into a music history lecture or old-fashioned music...

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Revising for AS and A level music exams

Secondary education KS 5 Archive

Author: Simon Rushby

This is the third of three resources designed to help students revise effectively and positively for this summer's written music exams. The first (Music Teacher, March 2019) was a general resource,...

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Revising for GCSE music exams

Secondary education KS 4 Archive

Author: Simon Rushby

This resource is intended to provide activities and ideas for students that will help them to revise effectively for the summer GCSE music exam, and it follows a resource on general strategies for...

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The story of the symphony, part 3: from Mahler to the moderns

Secondary education KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: Jonathan James

In part two to this three-part resource (Music Teacher, March 2019, with part one February 2019), we saw how Romantic composers of all creative persuasions, whether nationalist or individualist, took...

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