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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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Activities for the summer holidays

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: Anna Gower

This resource is a collection of ideas for holiday activities for students at KS3, 4 and 5. Some of these are based on the Listings Resource that can be found in the second half of the article. This...

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Working with visiting music teachers

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

The place of peripatetic music staff (or visiting music teachers, as they're now more commonly known) is a notoriously grey area for schools and heads of music. Who is responsible for them? Are they...

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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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Maintaining classroom instruments

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

Music departments tend to be full of ‘stuff’ – chances are, the more music there is happening in the school, the more equipment there is. Looking after all of this equipment is likely to fall to...

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Activities for the summer term

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Anna Gower

Below are some one-off lessons and ideas for those times where you find yourself in a room without instruments, with a bank of computers, or missing half the class, any of which can stop your current...

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