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The following selections are links to various websites and resources to help students and teachers of music and other subjects throughout the UK.

Websites for School Curricula   

                   Hodder Gibson (Scottish Curriculum, CfE, all levels)

                   Hodder Education

                   Letts Revision (Collins), National Curriculum (GCSE, Key stage 1, 2, 3)

                   AQA - GCSE Subject Information

                   CGP - National Curriculum from primary to A-level

                   Pearson the International GCSE publisher

                  Leckie & Leckie - Scottish Curriculum, all levels and past papers

                   BrightRED - National 4 to Advanced Higher

Academic Book Publishers

Scottish and National Curriculum textbooks, study & revision guides and past papers

Music Institutions

Music Institutions

Full syllabus requirements for all graded music exams






The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of  Music

Trinity College London

Rock School

Registry of Guitar Tutors

The music institutions listed below offer graded music exams in a wide range of instruments as well as music theory. Their syllabuses might be used to guide teachers, instrumental instructors and students in choosing level-appropriate pieces for the performing requirements at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Levels.

   Helpful Articles, Tips, Resources

Websites & articles with helpful info & resources for teachers & students

                   Does music really help you concentrate? (Article from The Guardian, August 2016)

                   TES (Times Education Supplement) - resources, news, shop etc. (students & teachers)

                   BBC News Q&A: Curriculum for Excellence (What is the Curriculum for Excellence?)

                   Common Sense Education - tips and resources for students and teachers

                   A guide to the new National 4 and 5 qualifications (BBC news report, April 2014)

                  Brightside - GCSE explained

Websites for information, resources and guidance for students

                   The Student Room - help and advice on a range of topics for students of all levels

          - free educational resources in a wide range of subjects

                   TEDEd - short information videos on a wealth of different topics including music

                    Crash Course - short, fun, introductory videos to a wide variety of academic subjects

                   GCSE Revision World

                   GoConqr - advice and resources for GCSE exams

                    Young Scot - advice on academic, student & life issues for young people in Scotland

   Helpful Websites for Students

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                      Pearson Revision Resources for GCSE & AS/A level

                      National 5: Revision in a Nutshell (from the National Parent Forum of Scotland)

For general guidelines, information, revision material and resources