This month the MWC team are excited to welcome back Sarah Perryman, Music Qualifications Developer at AQA. Sarah has lots of exciting news update on supporting resources, shares details about AQA’s Commit To Teach campaign and tells us all about which CPD courses are available to help you get ready for September. There are also links to free posters for your classroom. 
 
 
 
“Happy Holidays! 
 
I hope you’re all having a well-deserved break after the busy exam period. In my last blog post, I focused on the main changes across all exam boards and outlined the main features of AQA’s new Music specifications for you. Now, as our focus inevitably turns toward September and the first teaching of the brand new reformed Music qualifications, I want to make you aware of how AQA can support you as we head into first teaching 
 
Commit To Teach 
 
If you tell us you’re teaching with us we can make sure you and your students have everything you need for September. Let us know here and we’ll provide you with the right information at the right time. 
 
This information will help in planning our support, where to hold events and our examiner staffing. 
 
If you’re not teaching with AQA, you’re still welcome to use all our free GCSE and AS/A-level resources, and we’ll keep you up to date with developments to teaching and assessing our Music qualifications. 
An update on our free resources 
 
We’ve been working to develop a range of brand new resources for the new GCSE, AS and A-level specifications. 
 
Here are the resources so far available for the GCSE syllabus: 
 
command words 
subject specific vocabulary: Guide 
study pieces and suggested listening 
teacher guide: Area of study 1 
student guide: Area of study 1 
performance piece: Area of study 
component 1: Specimen question paper 
component 1: Specimen mark scheme 
component 3: Specimen question paper 
music subject community 
summary of changes 
student options GCSE Music DJ poster 
student options GCSE Music collection poster 
 
Here are the resources so far available for AS/A-level: 
 
command words 
guidance on co-teaching 
guidance on co-teaching: flowchart 
subject specific vocabulary: Guide 
suggested listening: guide 
component 1: Specimen question paper 
component 1: Specimen mark scheme 
component 1: Specimen scores for analysis – Section B 
component 3: Specimen question paper 
music subject community 
summary of changes 
student options A-level Music Studio poster 
resource list 
Look out for these GCSE resources coming soon: 
 
July 
 
resource list 
schemes of work 
teacher guide: Area of study 4 
student guide: Area of study 4 
 
August 
 
teacher guide: Area of study 2 
student guide: Area of study 2 
performance piece: Area of study 2 
teacher guide: Area of study 3 
student guide: Area of study 3 
performance piece: Area of study 3 
performance piece: Area of study 4 
additional set of Sample Assessment Materials (secure section of the AQA website) 
non-exam assessment (NEA) exemplar materials (secure section of the AQA website) 
 
September 
 
listening library (interactive) 
 
There are more AS/A-level resources on the way too: 
 
August 
 
schemes of work 
teacher guide: Area of study 1 
student guide: Area of study 1 
non-exam assessment (NEA) exemplar materials (secure section of the AQA website) 
 
September 
 
listening library (interactive) 
 
October 
 
additional set of Sample Assessment Materials (secure section of the AQA website). 
Free posters for your classroom 
 
Inspire your students with these posters. We have them up in the Music office and we think they look great! 
 
 
 
 
CPD courses 
 
We have just finished our series of free Preparing to Teach events that took place across the UK. The events were very successful and we received very positive feedback from teachers. 
 
Currently, we are running Getting Started meetings to help you to get ready for September. You can find out more about these, as well as the other professional development courses we offer here
 
Thank you for reading. I hope you have a great summer!” 
 
If you have any questions for Sarah and the Music Team at AQA you can contact them by emailing music@aqa.org.uk or calling 01483 43 7750. 
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