PG6019: Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Music


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PG6019: Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Music

Module Title Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Music
Module Code PG6019
Module Tutor Alison Parkin
School School of Education
CAT Points 0
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The module will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of music in the primary setting. It will focus on developing knowledge and skills relevant to practice in school and will focus upon skills required by teachers to deliver the National Curriculum for music. Opportunities to build on practical skills and to develop and use musical theory within the sessions will be encouraged.

Topics to extend students’ knowledge will include:


•     Conducting and performing

•     Vocal development

•     World music

•     The use of ICT

•     Cross curricula links

•     The role and responsibilities of the music teacher.


Reading and research tasks will be set to help students engage in professional development.

Indicative Syllabus
Learning Outcomes

A student completing this unit should be able to:


a)  Demonstrate a secure knowledge and understanding of music, both in practice and in theory, relevant to Foundation, KS1 and KS2 pupils in schools;

b)  Demonstrate sufficient understanding of music to be able to teach the subject in the key stages for which they have been trained;

c)  Demonstrate a secure understanding of how music activities can be planned, delivered and assessed to ensure successful and meaningful learning;

d)  Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of music and musicians to be able to select appropriate resources to promote an understanding of different times and cultures;

e)  Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding to select and prepare music resources and plan for their safe and effective organisation.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 21
Independent Learning Hours: 21
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: COURSEWORK
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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