Rocksteady Music School launches inclusive music qualification without exam for UK schoolchildren
Rocksteady Music School, the UK’s largest music school for ages 4-11, has developed a new progressive style of musical qualifications in partnership with Trinity College London, aimed at primary-age children of all backgrounds .
Qualification removes the traditional exam-centric approach, replacing it with a system in which children are observed during lessons to see if they are successfully acquiring the skills required to qualify.
Rocksteady founder Mark Robinson commented, “Rocksteady’s innovative teaching methods make earning a musical qualification more accessible and inclusive. Children can focus on learning, having fun, and engaging in a positive way while being fully supported by Rocksteady’s technology, systems and processes.
“For some children, the pressure surrounding traditional exams can be a significant barrier to both learning and enjoyment. Our new progressive method, awarded by Trinity College London, allows more children to obtain a qualification in music. This opens up music to a new generation of children who can enjoy learning and developing without fear of failure.
The qualification was developed in response to research undertaken by Rocksteady which found that 79% of parents believe the existing school exam process could be improved to accommodate each child’s unique way of learning, with 65 % of parents concerned about the impact of exam pressure on their child’s quality of life. Mental Health.
Rocksteady CEO Scott Monks added, “It’s about making music more accessible and inclusive for elementary school children, and taking a different approach to things like the long-term decline of music GCSE and A Level – in fact, in the first year alone, we would expect more kids to achieve this qualification than the total number currently taking music to A level. “