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Wired4Music – what do we think about the EBacc proposal?
The Department for Education (DfE) announced back in June their intentions to make the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) compulsory. The EBacc is a qualification which brings together the core academic subjects that the vast majority of young people should study to age 16. This means that all secondary school pupils would have to study subjects listed in five ‘pillars’ of learning: maths, English, languages (ancient or modern), sciences and humanities (defined as history or geography), leaving little room for arts subjects including music.
The Government has now launched an open consultation on plans to make the EBacc a headline measure for schools. In light of this, Wired4Music want to hear from as many people aged 25 and under about whether they think that studying music at school is important and why, so that we can go back to the Government with our findings and share your opinions. We’ve created a short 5 minute survey which we encourage you to complete and share with others, to ensure that our voices are heard and taken into account in this decision which will ultimately affect those of us still in school. We are also keen to hear from those of you who have left school and who are able to shed light on if/how implementing the EBacc would have affected their musical experience at school and their musical experiences since leaving.
We will collate survey responses in a report to be shared with the Government and the wider sector. Please complete the survey by Friday 15 January 2016.
If you’d like to get involved with ReWired, or have any ideas or suggestions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
- Did you see the @SConnections newsletter this week? Exciting #Innovate2017 + workshop announcements. Read it here: https://t.co/JqrOJ77mAm,
- Experience hands on child-initiated music making with John Webb @KintorewayNS on 21 June #LEYMN #earlyyears… https://t.co/z1dLeVpoIZ,
- Next @MusicExLondon TeachMeet, May 4 'Building a dept from the bottom up: A musical vision' thanks @listermusicdept… https://t.co/66RHCEPzrn,
- Uniqueness of three orgs coming together on one project. @Seriouslive @lsostlukes Discovery and @hackneymusic Shari… https://t.co/Vo3riyQGEC,
- Chris Mackin from Ickburgh School - working w @hmdtmusic @lsostlukes @hackneymusic - just finished project for… https://t.co/amvFPJi8e5,
- "Take the risk to put young people in driving seat - they will always surprise you & create brilliant projects" #YouthVoice @hackneymusic,
- Great #YouthVoice presentation from Kenia, Takiyah, Caitlin @hackneymusic #YouthMusicForum. Young people must have… https://t.co/Qwc4oUbV0r,
- "Collaboration is vital defence to reduction of our provision as music educators. Think about schools,… https://t.co/s71tsbVMum,
- Great to be at this @hackneymusic event this evening. A brilliant network doing fantastic partnership work with sch… https://t.co/oGEqGvW3Eb,
- MT @sfhannan Gr8 to hear from a music coord @hackneymusic event that theirHT sees music key to curriculum & focus not just on maths/literacy,