With many British students spending much of their school life studying instruments like keyboard, and piano, in their GCSE music lessons, 2018 has marked a life-changing shift for those who share more keen passions in electronic music. According to the BBC, examination boards will now officially recognise DJing as a formal accreditation, that can be achieved via a GCSE certificate (the British recognition of academic achievements between the ages of 11-16.)
With decks are now recognised as formal instruments by examination boards, CDJs will now be installed in all secondary school classrooms, allowing students to hone their craft, before executing a live set for the examiners in their final exam. Professional DJs and instructors Austen and Scott Smart are behind the course’s DJ curriculum, and believe that allowing students to discover electronic music, can lead to increased creativity in other areas.
Tutors deliver a unique programme of study created by professionals, starting at Key Stage 2 and running through to Key Stage 5, in accordance with the new AQA, OCR and Eduqas GCSE music specifications. One of the key focuses of the organisation is simply to get more young people into music, and in turn, more students taking GCSE and A-Level music exams.