Growing Musicians in English secondary schools at Key Stage 3 (age 11-14)

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Dalladay, C. 2017. Growing Musicians in English secondary schools at Key Stage 3 (age 11-14). British Journal of Music Education. 34 (3), pp. 321-335.
AuthorsDalladay, C.
Abstract

The National Curriculum for Music in England at Key Stage 3 (KS3; age 11-14) declares its purpose that
pupils should be inspired to “develop a love of music and their talent as musicians” (DfE, 2013: KS3
Music). The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) have criticised secondary schools for a lack of
progress in the musical development of pupils (e.g. Ofsted, 2009; 2012). This paper reports on an
exploratory study into how far class music lessons at KS3 provide for the development of the musician
and the relationship between the musical values of music teachers and classroom practice. The research
centres on an investigation into the place of musical competencies in music learning and the contexts
within which musicianship can develop. It concludes that classroom music lessons have a tendency to
focus more on presenting pupils with a range of ‘taster’ musical experiences than in the development of
musicians.

KeywordsMusicianship; Education; Competencies; Secondary
JournalBritish Journal of Music Education
Journal citation34 (3), pp. 321-335
ISSN0265-0517
1469-2104
Year2017
PublisherCambridge University Press
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1017/S0265051717000110
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1017/S0265051717000110
Publication dates
Print07 Sep 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited26 May 2017
Accepted03 May 2017
Copyright informationThis article has been published in a revised form in British Journal of Music Education, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0265051717000110. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © 2017 Cambridge University Press
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