Compose and Perform: Accredited accessible music course

Compose And Perform is a specialist accredited music course for young people with additional needs who would like to progress further with music.

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It is fully inclusive, enabling disabled and non-disabled students to work together and offers content and support for teachers to deliver and assess the qualification.

Previously known as Introduction To Music the course has been reinvigorated and relaunched as Compose and Perform. Since it began we have had over 100 young people achieve an accredited outcome.

Introduction to Music is the first course that I have ever found that is specifically designed with special needs students in mind.”
Jocelyn Watkins (Classic FM SEN Music Teacher of the Year 2013)

About the course

Compose and Perform offers a chance for schools to work with leading specialists in the SEN/D music education field to widen the musical skills and horizons of both pupils and teachers.

This course covers the key skills needed for young people to engage with music, in a flexible format tailored to fit the unique needs ofeach individual school and learners.

There are four core units. They can be taken individually, or all together as a KS4 course in place of a GCSE.

The Compose And Perform course can also help you to meet the National Curriculum for music in your setting and Drake Music will support teachers through the process.

There is no requirement for the units to be completed in a specific timeframe or order, or for all units to be taken.

Your school can adapt the course to suit the specific needs of your pupils and to offer progression for mixed groups at different levels.

What does it offer?

This course is beneficial for both learners and teachers.

For SEN/D learners Compose And Perform offers:

  • An Entry Level 3, Level 1 or Level 2 accredited qualification
  • Flexible inclusive learning options to suit different abilities
  • Unique breadth and depth of musical learning
  • Fun lessons covering performance, composition, chance music and film soundtracks

For schools & teachers it offers:

  • A day of specialist teacher training delivered by Drake Music’s Education Manager
  • Ongoing one-to-one support for teachers to provide fully accessible music education
  • Lesson content and part of a KS3/4 level music curriculum
  • Clear criteria for planning and delivering music-making sessions
  • Specialist advice on music technology use
  • Expert guidance on assessment, evidence collection and accreditation

Can my school register?

 

All new schools will be assessed for suitability before signing up.

Next Steps

If you would like to discuss your requirements with us please email jonathanwestrup@drakemusic.org or call our main office on 020 7739 5444.