Are there aspects of your practice you could improve? This course provides teachers working with lower attaining AS/A Level music students with a comprehensive toolkit to increase performance levels, together with practical strategies and advice for the new linear exams.


  • Learn how to improve students’ confidence and ability in aural skills
  • Develop new approaches to teaching dictation effectively
  • Explore how to lay the foundations for more advanced dictation skills
  • Gain new approaches to developing aural analytic skills for examination
  • Take away strategies on how to answer exam questions successfully

COURSE DATE London, Tuesday 27 June 2017
WHO FOR?  Heads of Music & Music Technology
Teachers of A level Music
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 – 10.45am: Identifying challenging skills and topics in A Level Music

  • What are the big challenges for weaker students in A Level Music?
  • Bridging the gap from GCSE to A level

10.45 – 11.00am: Break


11.00 – 12.30pm: Developing ways to Teach Listening and Analysis EffectivelyTeaching dictation effectively

  • Developing effective techniques to help students retain knowledge, understand concepts and develop skills
  • Practical ideas and approaches to use when students struggle with listening
  • Utilise strategies to encourage independent learning

12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch


1.30 – 2.30pm: Developing ways to teach Composition & Technical Studies

  • Getting the basics right to give a good foundation
  • Effective strategies for the weaker student
  • Exploring ways to approach a brief
  • Practical ideas and strategies to support struggling students

2.30 – 3.30pm: Exam technique: teaching strategies to enhance exam performance

  • Embed the teaching of exam techniques to enhance the performance of lower ability students for linear exams
  • Explore ways to help students identify where they need to improve and how to achieve this
  • Help learners interpret questions and understand what knowledge, skills to deploy
  • Explore  ways  to effectively support and drive learners
  • Explore strategies to improve confidence and maintain effort
  • Discussion and questions

Leah Morrell

Leah Morrell is currently Head of Music at an outstanding school in Birmingham; the music department has recently been recognised for achieving results within the top 10% nationally. She has delivered training to PGCE music students at Wolverhampton University, and is also a senior examiner for a major awarding body.