This composition course is a practical course from which teachers can take away a range of effective approaches to composition to support students of all abilities, including ways to support the weaker GCSE composition student and challenging the more able students.
The course will also examine recent feedback on GCSE compositions, assessment criteria and consider how best to enthuse and motivate students to develop a love for composing.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Develop your teaching to raise standards in composition
Deepen your understanding of assessment criteria to inform your teaching
Learn a range of effective approaches to generate and develop musical ideas
Take away techniques which work across the full student composing range of ability
Beginning at the End – Summarised feedback, common issues raised by examiners
10.00 – 10.30am
Comparison of marking criteria across the exam boards for GCSE
What students ultimately have to demonstrate to an examiner at GCSE
Jane Werry has been teaching for 30 years, and since 1999 has been Director of Music at Hayes School in Bromley. She is co-author of the award-winning Being a Head of Music: A Survival Guide, and is a frequent contributor to Music Teacher Magazine’s online resources. Jane is also a Specialist Leader in Education and a Musical Futures Champion Teacher. She has been a senior moderator for A level harmony and composition, and an examiner for the GCSE listening paper.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Heads of Music
Teachers of GCSE Music
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A Specially prepared notes, practical advice and guidance by the course leader
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course