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Teaching materials are an integral part of a music teacher's practice. Every month Music Teacher publishes downloadable materials for KS3, 4 and 5, offering complete units of work, GCSE and A Level set-work guidance, and practical ideas across all levels for both classroom and peripatetic teachers. All materials are written by experienced teachers and examiners and provide indispensable content for your teaching.

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AQA AoS 1: the Coronation Anthems and oratorios of Handel

KS 4 Secondary education

Author: Hanh Doan

This resource will give a brief overview of the context of Handel’s Coronation Anthems and oratorios, followed by detailed analysis of extracts from two works.

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Learning with singing

KS 3 KS 4 Secondary education

Author: James Manwaring

In this resource, I’ll look at some of the ways we can use singing to help with learning, giving practical suggestions and ideas. Singing isn’t something reserved for trained vocalists, musicians or...

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Eduqas A level AoS A: the development of the symphony, part 2, c1830-1900

KS 5 Secondary education

Author: Maria Johnson

This is the second part of a resource looking at the development of the symphony, which is the compulsory Area of Study for Eduqas AS and A level. AS students study from 1750 to 1830 (which was mostly...

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Getting ready for the GCSE music listening paper

KS 4 Secondary education

Author: Simon Rushby

For the first time since 2019, students taking GCSE music will be sitting a listening paper this year. The students currently in Year 11 were in Year 8 when there was last a summer listening paper....

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Wider listening activities, part 2

KS 3 Secondary education

Author: Jane Werry

This is the second of a two-part resource providing ideas for a full scheme of listening starters for KS3: one lesson a week for three years. This resource will cover repertoire from the modern era,...

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OCR A level AoS 1: Mozart Quintet for piano and wind

KS 5 Secondary education

Author: Hanh Doan

Mozart’s string quartets should not dismissed since comparisons between string writing, textures and dialogue will be interesting. As with all prescribed works, understanding Mozart’s (and his...

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Eduqas A level AoS A: the development of the symphony, part 1, 1750-c1830

Secondary education KS 5

Author: Maria Johnson

This resource looks at the development of the symphony from 1750 to about 1830, including Haydn’s symphonies. A later resource will continue from 1830 and will include Mendelssohn.

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Cambridge IGCSE: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

KS 4 Secondary education

Author: Hanh Doan

In the IGCSE listening paper, the Western classical set work is found in Section D and is worth 16 marks (out of a total of 70 marks for the whole paper). In 2022, students will have the opportunity...

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Wider listening activities, part 1

KS 3 Secondary education

Author: Jane Werry

This resource, and its sequel next month, will give you ideas on how to use wider listening examples as a ‘do now’ routine at the start of every KS3 lesson, including a repertoire list with enough on...

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World Tour: traditional music from the British Isles

KS 3 Secondary education

Author: Simon Rushby

After a two-year virtual tour right around the world, taking in the Caribbean (January 2020), South America (September 2020), China (December 2020), the Middle East (March 2021), West Africa (August...

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