Rocksteady Music School launches new national music qualification – FE News
4 in 5 parents say the pandemic has changed the way they view their children’s schooling and assessments – @RSMusicSchool
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research reveals that 78% of parents of elementary school students have changed the way they view their children’s schooling and assessments with many parents (65%) now worried about the impact of exam pressure on their child’s mental health.
79% of parents think the current school exam process could be updated to be more dynamic and innovative to adapt to each child’s individual way of learning while 91% say that studying music from the start younger age can have a positive impact on a child’s self-confidence, happiness and general well-being.
The new research commissioned by Solid as a rock, the largest independent music school in the country for 4-11 year olds, shows that in the future 87% of parents would prefer to be informed of their child’s progress continuously throughout the year.
Rocksteady Music School offers a whole new progressive style of musical qualifications for elementary-age children from all walks of life. The new qualification regulated by Ofqual is to observe skills as they are performed in courses and unlock the qualification using technology once a threshold number of skills has been observed. .
The innovative new approach combines Rocksteady’s progressive and inclusive teaching methods with an all-new cutting-edge qualification awarded by Trinity College London, who share many of the same values and visions about empowering children, regardless of background or starting point, the opportunity to experience the life-enhancing benefits of playing music.
Mark Robinson, Founder of Rocksteady comments: “Rocksteady’s innovative teaching methods make earning a music degree more accessible and inclusive. Kids 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, enables more children to graduate in music. It opens up music to a new generation of children who can enjoy learning and developing without fear of failure.“
Nik Preston – group director at Trinity College London, adds:
“With the advancements in modern music education in a band continuing at a steady pace, and with forward-thinking providers such as Rocksteady ensuring increased opportunities in a diverse section of the school district, Trinity is delighted to have developed this new qualification designed to support inclusive learning and group skills development.
Rocksteady’s findings follow a warning from the UK’s chief music officer that the 2021 A-level and GCSE results revealed an urgent need to “support and expand” music education in schools. While there is a decline in the number of students taking exams, four in five parents (75%) would like their child to take a music class at GCSE or A-Level. In addition, 79% of parents would like their child to play a musical instrument.
Robinson adds: “We know how important music is to kids, last year 90% of parents told us Rocksteady classes support their children’s well-being and help them adjust to normal school life , so it is more important than ever that we do music education. work for every child.
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