Music in culture and society online course

City & Guilds assured programme

This course is suitable for learners aged 14 years and above. The music in culture and society course will allow students to develop pre-requisite knowledge and skills helpful for level 3 music qualifications or a career in the music industry. Skills are learnt with respect to the performance and composition of music but there is also a focus on the social importance of music and the manifestation of music within culture.

An assumption is made that students will have a basic proficiency in the playing and reading of music as neither of these skills are actively taught within the lessons.

Gaining the full Assured course certificate

The assured courses are studied across two years and were developed by King’ InterHigh. The learner will need to complete two modules in year 10 and two modules in year 11. The certificate consists of 4 mandatory modules. The learner must PASS all four modules to receive the full assured course certificate and digital credential, endorsed by City and Guilds. Assessment is entirely through coursework and is made on a pass/fail basis. The full assured course certificates will be issued to any eligible students by the end of the summer term in year 11.

How is the course planned and assessed?

This assured course is studied across two years and involves 120 hours of guided learning time. Successful completion of all units leads to the award of a course certificate and digital credential. Those completing less than the full course will be eligible for King’s InterHigh unit certification for each unit of work completed.

What does the learner need to do to pass a module?

To pass each module, the learner needs to have enough work submitted to demonstrate passing grades in each Assessment Objective (AOs) shown on the assessment rubric and gain ≥6/12 overall.
• Students need more than 50% (≥6/12) in each module to pass that module.
• Students must gain at least 1 point for each Assessment Objective (AO).
• Zero points (N) in any AO will fail that module even if the student has gained ≥6/12 overall.

What if the learner has not passed all four modules?

If the learner has not passed all four modules, they should still be eligible to receive an King’s InterHigh certificate, stating which modules they completed successfully. It will not be the full assured course certificate.
Any King’s InterHigh certificates (that detail modules passed) will be issued to any eligible students by the end of the summer term.

Can the learner work on any missing modules?

If the learner wishes to gain the full assured course certificate, then they will need to work independently and in their own time to work on missing modules. The teacher will not be able to support students after the end of module 4. During module 4, the teacher will need to be focused on students working towards module 4.

Assessment is entirely through coursework and is made on a pass/fail basis.

Indicative content

  • Musical composition and performance: the creative process
  • The Music industry
  • Music, culture and society
  • Music instrument design and development
Music in culture and society
Self accredited qualification
No exams
2 years
Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum
Pupils can choose assured subjects including music in culture and society for an added fee per subject. View Fees.

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