Written for both students and teachers to use and work through together, the comprehensive subscription website supports students of all abilities as they navigate their way towards their final exams. Students and teachers receive one unique login for that school (or one login for an individual private student), that can be accessed anywhere. Designed to be one complete student-friendly resource, Mastering A-level Music is the result of Alex’s sustained efforts to make A-level Music infinitely more inspiring and interesting, both for those learning and those teaching. With nearly a thousand embedded audio tracks, YouTube clips and links to further resources, the website provides almost everything that students and teachers need to excel.
Created and honed over five and a half years, the full resource totals over 325,000 words of expert guidance and analysis on every aspect of the course, as well as embedded videos, explanations, clips of set work performances, links to other useful resources and practice essay questions.
The whole website is also fully audio described by Alex for those who find lots of text hard to read, or for students to use as a revision podcast in exam season. Everything is continually updated, so even whilst using it you’ll notice new helpful resources appearing. Mastering A-level Music is now used and trusted by teachers and students worldwide, and has quickly earnt a reputation for being the go-to resource for Edexcel A-level Music.
Full access to the website provides:
Subscribers receive one unique login per school (or per individual private student), which is used by both students and teachers, so everyone sees everything. There is no limit on the number of students or teachers that can use that login in that school, meaning that the resource costs the same no matter the number of students. And, because it’s a website, it can be accessed anywhere, including over school holidays, long bus trips, or unforseen surprise family holidays in the Maldives.
Each section is also audio described for the benefit of students who might struggle with reading text on screen, and the website’s design and colour scheme has been chosen to make it easier to read for those with dyslexia. Students can easily pause and replay the recordings of the text as they absorb the information.
To avoid sadness, the website does not include the anthology scores for copyright reasons.
In accordance with Pearson’s Examiners as Authors policy, whilst Alex is an A-level examiner with Edexcel, he is not on the senior team, has no access to confidential assessment materials, is not part of the team that write, develop, or have input on any assessment materials, and has no advanced knowledge of secure assessment materials in any given year. He is not involved in the development or production of future assessments, and this resource does not compromise the integrity or security of Pearson assessments for A-level Music. In fact Alex never sees each year’s paper until after it has been sat. Mastering A-level Music is separate to, and therefore not endorsed by, Pearson or Edexcel. Any information from the exam board has been taken from published resources, such as Principal Examiner reports, published mark schemes, or sample assessment materials. Otherwise, everything has been written by Alex for the benefit of students studying A-level Music, and their teachers. If you’ve got this far reading this, well done; celebrate with a biscuit, or a nap.