New National Music Qualifications designed for Schools
The University of West London/London College of Music Examinations in partnership
with Gigajam have created the School Music Performance Qualifications for
guitar, bass, keyboard and drums.
These new and innovative qualifications, regulated by Ofqual, have been created
in direct response to the government’s National Plan for Music and are
designed to enable more students, at school and at home, to learn to play a musical
instrument and receive recognition for their progress.
The School Music Performance qualifications are suitable for beginners
through to intermediate players through a series of graded exams.
Debut to Grade 5 are available for guitar, bass, keyboard and drums.
Students learning using Gigajam simply complete the exercises in their chosen instrument
and upload and store their performances in their e-Portfolio. They
can do this using either the video capture or award winning Analyser software. At the
end of each grade they then have five songs to perform and store,
proving their skill and fluency in performing on their instrument. Their class teacher
will then verify two specified exercises from the course, along with
one song to confirm that the portfolio is consistent with the level the student is performing
Using technology to support teachers in the delivery of a progressive pathway of
study, as well as provide meaningful assessment will enable more pupils
- Receive instrumental instruction
- Actively learn a musical instrument
- Play together in bands and ensembles and
- Receive formal recognition for their hard work
Download Syllabus PDF
Gigajam's online delivery and assessment allows us to keep the costs of examinations
to an affordable level, both for schools and parents.
Gigajam Online Music School
Gigajam courses are just £1 per pupil per annum, minimum charge £150 per annum.
Hub licences are negotiable on an individual basis to include all schools
and educational establishments in a Music Education Hub, but based on 1.5% of Music
Contact us now to find out more about The University of West London/London College
of Music and Gigajam. Call us on 01494 534880 or email any questions
directly to Brian Greene.
Visit our Music Hub site to see how technology
can help your hub reach more pupils in and out of school.