Musical Futures - Steps to Success in GCSE Music, Yorkshire

The Musical Futures approach to connecting theory to practice with easy steps to success to integrating GCSE listening, composing and performing

Thu 7th Nov 2019, 10am - 4.00pm
St. Bede's & St. Joseph's Catholic College (Ardor - Upper School Site), Highgate Bradford BD9 4BQ
Book Your Place Tickets from £75 incl. all resources and more!

The Day Will Include:

Start With A Set Work – Performance

  • Exploring a set work to examine specific musical features as a basis for classroom performance
  • Developing student knowledge and understanding of key musical concepts through classroom performance.

Start With A Set Work – Composition

  • Exploring a set work (examples from all major examination boards available) to identify key features typical of a style or genre as a stimulus for student composition.
  • Identifying strategies to assist students with composing using improvisation to collaboratively create and compose new works that reflect the key features of a style or genre.

Composing and Improvising

  • Ideas and resources to connect listening and composing briefs
  • Using a rhythmic groove as a starting point.
  • Developing melodic ideas by adding instrumental lines
  • Exploring structure, texture, complimentary chords and other musical features to develop compositions further.

Songwriting – Applying creative skills to a task

  • Exploring a series of starting points for songwriting​
  • Using a variety of approaches to help your students with songwriting – practical activities and resources to support the process!

Book Your Place

A full day of Steps to Success in GCSE Music professional development is offered at £130 (Early Bird)/£150 (Standard) per person, and includes:Professional development is offered at rates starting at £125 per person, and includes:

  • Your choice of 3 x exclusive Start With A Set Work Resource Packs complete with ideas for performing and composing guidance notes & resources as modelled during the workshop (only available to those attending the course)
  • Your choice of 3 x GCSE set work playalong (options from all exam board specifications available)
  • Musical Futures Songwriting resource
  • Refreshments and lunch

Note: Delegates following the OCR GCSE exam specification are welcome to attend as much of the content will be also applicable.

For students in full time education, completing a PGCE or on School Direct you can take advantage of our student rate of £75.  Please bring your student ID with you to the event.

Cancellation policy: read our terms and conditions HERE

Secure your place by booking online using the form below. All courses are payable via credit/debit card, PayPal or invoice. For more information contact or call 020 7250 8323




Book by October 10th to receive the Early Bird discount of £20 on a Standard ticket

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For students in full time education, completing a PGCE or on School Direct. Please bring your student ID with you to the event. Book by 4th November

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Sarah Ross-Shaw

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Thank you, the course last week was excellent. The course gave me some real pointers how I can focus my KS3 well preparing for GCSE
Bridget Fordham - Henlow Academy

Terms & Conditions

For information about our cancellation policy and other conditions of booking please read our full Terms & Conditions