Could new Government proposals pose a new threat to music education?

Will Government proposals pose a threat to music lessons?

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The Department for Education (Dfe) has started a consultation on GCSE, AS and A level music lesson qualifications in schools and acadamy’s, which, says the Incorporated Society of Musicians, could pose a significant new threat to music education. As part of its potential reforms, the Government has only properly identified one area of study – ‘music composed in the western classical tradition between 1700 and 1900’ – which the campaign insists is an “artificial time frame that makes no musical sense.”

It is also proposed that the extent to which qualifications are decided by formal sit-down exams is increased to 40 per cent, limiting the role of performance and composition.“As it stands, there is no guarantee that the new GCSE will be rigorous, broad and relevant to budding musicians,” the ISM said in a statement.

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One Response to Will Government proposals pose a threat to music lessons?

  1. Joselin says:

    Thankyou! I was wanting to get a Leopold tleekyenss mechanical keyboard. I could get the normal size for the same price but I wanted the tleekyenss because I never used the number pad. But just before I ordered the keyboard I got Garry’s mod. Then one morning I woke up at 4:30 realising that Garry’s mod uses the numpad. So yeah, now I can get my tleekyenss drum thank you.

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