Designed to support teachers in developing new strategies and pedagogies for teaching music, and for teacher education students requiring a comprehensive overview of the subject, Teaching Secondary Music provides a modern and accessible of key issues in music education at secondary level.

Focusing on the nature of musical understanding and how to facilitate and assess musical progress, the editors bring together a team of experienced music educators leading the program of support for the secondary curriculum.

Supported with practical examples, case studies and resources exploring effective practice, Teaching Secondary Music covers the key concepts and approaches which underpin good practice in secondary music education. These include:

How music relates to other curriculum subjects; Ways of implementing newer aspects of the curriculum; The music industry and intellectual property rights; Working with a range of musicians; Using ICT as a tool for musical performance; Developing musical leadership

This book is essential reading for PGCE Secondary music specialists and practicing music teachers.

Planning for Musical Progress

Planning for Musical Progress

Planning for musical progress


The concepts explored in the previous chapters of the book already have significant implications for how you might plan a music curriculum. We have argued for:

  • an integrated approach to the Key Concepts and Processes and the inclusion of approaches such as cross-curricularity, PLTS and Functional Skills;
  • making connections with the wider world of musicians and music in society;
  • developing new approaches for using music technology;
  • giving students more ownership of the content of their curriculum and the way in which they learn.

In this final section of the book, we consider curriculum planning and assessment in Key Stage 3 in more detail. This chapter will look at how you can develop a long-term plan which supports the development of your students' musical ...

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