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X – Info for Peripatetic Teachers (2023-24)

Any problems or questions – email me on tom.pankhurst@kedst.ac.uk 

Urgent Notices

  • Please email me to sort out timetables!

Term dates

Autumn Term

  • Teaching starts: Monday 11 September 2023
  • Half term: Monday 30 October 2023 to Friday 3 November 2023
  • Term ends: Friday 22 December 2023 (Last day of teaching 15 December 2023*)

Spring term

  • Term starts for students: Tuesday 9 January 2024
  • Half Term: Monday 12 February 2024 to Friday 16 February 2024
  • Term ends Friday 22 March 2024

Summer term

  • Term starts: Monday 8 April 2024
  • Half Term: Monday 27 May 2024 to Friday 3 June 2024
  • Term ends for students Wednesday 10 July 2024

Teaching disrupted by timetable changes, study from home or closure

  • 9th -12th October Condensed timetable (i.e. all lessons squeezed into morning )
  • Friday 13 October Students study from home
  • Monday 16 October All staff and students College closed
  • Monday 8 January Students study from home
  • Friday 10 May Year 12 study from home [Y13 END TODAY]
  • Thursday 6 June Year 12 study from home
  • Wednesday 10 July Year 12 condensed timetable

Teaching disrupted by exams:

  • Year 13 mock exams:  11th – 20th December
  • Y12 end of year exams: Monday 29th April – Thursday 9th May

Information on Course

Performance Assessment Deadlines

  • Friday 6th October – Year 13 programme and scanned music for practical assessments on Google Classroom
  • Friday 6th October – Deadline: Year 12 Prog. Submission and scanned copies for Initial Performance (in November)
  • w/c 13th November – Year 12 Initial Performances
  • w/c 15th January Year 13 Performance Assessment Mocks
  • Friday 1st March – Deadline for Year 12 Internal Performance Exam programmes and photocopies
  • March / April – Year 13 Assessed performance (dates allocated by Eduqas in February)
  • w/c 3rd July – Year 12 Internal Performance Exams and Rehearsal

Performance Assessment Information

Assessment Criteria (the criteria used by the external examiner to mark the recitals)


  • Year 12 Initial Assessment: 4-6 minutes / 1-2 pieces
  • Year 12 Internal Performance: 7-10 minutes / 2 or more pieces
  • Year 13 Performance: 11-12 minute performance / three or more pieces including selections from TWO different AoSs below

Performance Areas of Study

A Western Classical Tradition Any piece from the early Baroque (ca. 1600) to the late Romantic (ca. 1900)
B Rock and Pop For the purposes of performance, this area of study covers any piece of popular music (but not Musical­­­ Theatre or Jazz) written since about 1950. It also covers styles not ordinarily considered pop such as folk music.
C Musical Theatre Any piece taken from the Musical Theatre of the twentieth or twenty-first century
D Jazz Any jazz piece from ragtime through to contemporary jazz and styles which fuse jazz with other genres.
E Into the Twentieth Century These two areas of study cover any piece of music written since 1900 that is clearly part of (or has strong links to) Western Art Music (what is informally referred to as ‘classical’ as distinct from popular styles of music). Music from non-Western and folk traditions are not covered by these AoSs.
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