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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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Music and well-being

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Simon Rushby

This resource explores the role that music plays in our lives, and how we use it to support ourselves and help us deal with things. It then looks at ways in which we can challenge students to think...

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Steve Reich

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 Archive

Author: David Ashworth

The activities covered in this resource can be adapted for use across all key stages in secondary schools. They are particularly relevant for supporting GCSE and A level study and, indeed, most...

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Do Now activities

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

A Do Now activity (sometimes called Do It Now) – as its name suggests – is an activity that students do as soon as they enter the classroom. Their two main purposes are to settle the class, and to...

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World tour: the Caribbean

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Simon Rushby

This is the first in a ‘World tour’ series of resources exploring musical styles from different parts of the world that otherwise might not make a big impact on the Key Stage 3 curriculum.

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Stormzy vs Mozart

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

This resource uses the idea of comparing the music of Stormzy and Mozart as a springboard for performing, listening and analysing at KS3. The idea is not to promote one above the other, but to...

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A Christmas stocking for KS2 to KS5

Primary education Secondary education KS 2 KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: Jonathan James

The following is a Christmas stocking of ideas for KS2 through to KS5. The aims are to widen listening using the right vocabulary, to try out different compositional techniques – and to have some...

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Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Secondary education IB Archive

Author: Jonathan James

This is one of the two set works chosen by IB for assessment from 2020, and it allows students to approach many different concepts and themes: Romanticism and Rachmaninov's place as the ‘last great...

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Homework at KS3

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

Homework can be a valuable means of covering some of the factual knowledge about music that you want to bring into your lessons. By covering some of this in advance through homework tasks, you're...

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Soul music

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: David Ashworth

In this resource, we look at – or, rather, listen to – the musical crossovers between soul and rock/pop music, consider the importance of backing vocals in soul music, and how instruments are used in...

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Using knowledge organisers

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

This resource will give you guidance on knowledge organiser content and layout, and tips on how to use them, including training your students on how to use them for independent study. You will see...

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