Music goes #beyond1900 and #before1700
The Government has proposed new GCSEs, AS and A levels in music which risk limiting the breadth of music available to pupils.
The new qualifications will also remove references to performing and composing, instead talking about the end products of study rather than the musical processes.
On top of this, the amount that is examined in a sit-down exam - with all pupils assessed at once in a formal setting – is increased (as a requirement for all exam boards) to 40% of the overall qualification.
Why we are concerned? We need up to date, relevant qualification for the musicians of the future.
Not only would this proposal risk missing our 20th and 21st century music altogether, but it also risks missing out some of the greatest examples of British music, four of the top Classical FM's Hall of Fame winners as well as five of the BBC's 10 pieces of music.
It could also mean that pupils may end up studying music almost wholly produced by composers no longer living...
What you can do:
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