This course is intended for teachers of Edexcel Music Technology who wish to develop strategies for preparing students for the listening and analysing papers.


  • Take away top level guidance from a leading expert
  • Identify the essential skills required
  • Develop your teaching to raise standards in listening
  • Identify the problem areas

COURSE DATE London, Tuesday 20 June 2017
WHO FOR?  Heads of Music or Music Technology
A Level Music Teachers
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00 – 3.30pm:

  • What’s new  in the new specification
  • Overview of the requirements and mark schemes
  • Common types of questions
  • The essential skills required – explaining and evaluating
  • The written answers
  • Following the skeleton score
  • Balancing theory and music technology

Bruce Cole

Bruce Cole is Fellow in Community Music at the University of York, where he is responsible for programmes of student of work in schools and other community settings. He has also been external examiner and consultant in music education to institutions in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Middle East, Japan and Africa.

A composer, who has worked in the music industry, concert hall, theatre and film and with the education departments of many orchestras, he has taught at most levels from preschool to postgraduate including teacher training, special education and prison education. He has held two residencies in London schools, authored and co-authored six books on school music and has eighteen years examining experience at a senior level.