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New Model Music Curriculum?

Discussion in 'Music' started by digoryvenn, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Does anyone know where I can find a copy of the 'new model music' curriculum?
    The govt website said it would be published at the end of the summer.
    I can't find it anywhere.

    I suppose the govt may have other priorities!:eek::rolleyes::oops:
     
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  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I've just done a quick search and you're right the 'new curriculum was announced back at the beginning of the year, but as yet there's no news of a publication.
     
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  3. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    I thought it was just me not being able to do a search properly!
     
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  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

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  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Clever Marlin. :)
    I did a search under 'News' and could only come up with the proposals back at the beginning of the year.
     
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  6. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Thank you Marlin.
    I already have that as I am a member of ISM.

    I thought there might be another publication. I think ABRSM might be involved.
     
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  7. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Hmm - can't find anything other than that something should have appeared in the summer. Yes, the ABRSM were reported to be involved. One would have thought there'd have been an update. Sorry Diggers.
     
  8. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    @digoryvenn
    I was chatting to a friend this afternoon who is music coordinator in her primary school. She has not been given any information about it being released, but is down for a course about it either late October or November (not sure, sorry) so is hoping that it will have been released by then.
    Since I'm now retired and have moved out of the area I used to teach in, I don't receive any information about curriculum developments.
     
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  9. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Thank you for looking.
    I miss not being notified about curriculum developments.
     
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  10. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    I'm not teaching any more either, but I will be interested to see what they come up with, music wise.
     
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  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Just in case anyone missed the announcement, the new model music curriculum has not yet been published because the "required quality has not been met". :rolleyes:

    It has been claimed that the Associated Board, who drew up the curriculum and whose motto is "Setting the Standards", did it on a shoestring (after bidding only £4500 for the job). It is not known when an improved version might appear:

    https://www.tes.com/news/exclusive-dfe-music-curriculum-delayed-over-quality
     
  12. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Thank you Florian.
     
  13. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I am frankly astonished that anyone at either the DfE or the ABRSM thought that the Associated Board has the sort of experience of classroom music needed to undertake such a job - or that £4500 is an adequate sum to engage an experienced committee to devise, work up, refine and evaluate such proposals. Interesting to see how little the DfE thinks a music curriculum is worth - at least not much public money has been wasted!
     
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  14. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Thank you Florian. Very interesting.
     
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  15. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    We’ve been here rather a lot of times before. I’ve lost count of how many times the Music curriculum has been written/changed/re-written/cut down/changed again.
    You can’t assess whether something is effective unless it is taught through the whole cycle from age 5-14 without changing everything part-way through.
    The root of the problem is lack of resources: there are not enough Music specialists to go round and schools do not have the equipment or funding to resource the subject properly. This is why any Music curriculum will always be woolly, vague about standards and open to myriad interpretations.
    Pupils are not required to have any knowledge of or fluency in traditional Western notation by the end of KS2, for example. That’s like saying in Maths we don’t expect the children to be able to count to 10 by the age of 11.
     
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