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The Social Value of Music

A number of studies have demonstrated the positive impact music can have on personal and social
development, including increased self reliance, confidence, self-esteem, sense of achievement and ability to
relate to others. Other studies have shown different benefits from participating in music groups and needing
to work together towards a common goal. These include discipline, teamwork, cooperation, self-confidence,
responsibility and social skills.
The Benifits of Music

Music can make a powerful contribution to the education and development of children, having benefits which range from those that are largely academic to the growth of social skills and contribution to overall development. It is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Ofsted say that children’s involvement in music engages and re-engages


The course is split into 3 units
1)Live Performance- External Assessment

This unit is externally examined in the form of a task based controlled assessment. Learners are given an assignment that is set and marked by RSL.

Students will have the opportunity to develop skills for performance, vocal/instrumental skills, health and safety, communication skills, analytical and organisational skills.
2)Music Style Development
Students must describe the evolution of a distinct music style, incorporating the sub styles that have evolved from the genre.
Students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and explore a wide range of different musical styles. Students will also learn analytical, research, performance and communication skills.

3)Music Rehearsal Skills
Students throughout this unit will take responsibility for setting their own goals and learn about the best practice in effective rehearsal techniques.
Students will work towards a full dress rehearsal of a performance, to include performances of their own songs/compositions, documenting their progress through video, audio and written/verbal evidence.

The Music Practitioners Level 2 Qualification gives students the flexibility and choice to develop and shape their learning.
Students will collaborate with other musicians and develop essential performance and music industry skills.
As a musician and/or vocalist this course is open to students of all standards.
Is this for me?

The Music Practitioners Qualification offers the ability to gain skills and knowledge in key music industry disciplines. If you have an interest in performing, songwriting, music production or the business side of the industry then this is the qualification for you.
RSL's Music Practitioners Qualifications can help you become a more skilled and knowledgeable musician, a more astute entrepreneur or a highly capable producer. They allow learners to progress to Higher Education, into the Industry or on to further specialised qualifications in music.
How is it delivered and assessed?

We will be using RSL's extensive unit specifications to teach and assess students on specific musical disciplines. Assessment is conducted by teaching staff and then moderated by RSL's team of moderators or for some qualifications assessment is conducted directly by RSL.


What is the qualification worth?

All RSL's Music Practitioners qualifications are accredited by Ofqual the Qualifications Regulator for England.
All RSL Music Practitioners level 2 qualifications are equivalent to GCSE level.

What is the commitment for this course?

The Music Practitioners qualification will be taught over two years and will require students to spend 3 hours a week of after school commitment to study towards this qualification.
Personal Attributes Required:

As part of our successful and ever growing Music Department here at South Bromsgrove High, we are excited to offer students an extra- curricular opportunity to study towards the ‘Music Practitioner Level 2 Award’ which is equivalent to a GCSE
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