Through our partnership with the London College of Music we are now in the full swing of things with students from far and wide being awarded grades for their progress with their Gigajam courses. Harry is from Princes Risborough School and is studying for his Music GCSE and is developing his performance element with Gigajam. He has received distinctions in his first series of grades, debut, grade1, grade 2 and grade 3 for drums.
Harry is now studying for his grade 4.
All of the points acquired can contribute to his school performance. See the table below:
|Gigajam Grade||NQF Level||QCF Credits||Cost||Ofqual Register|
|Grade 1||Level 1||9||£11||601/0300/0|
|Grade 2||Level 1||12||£12||601/0302/4|
|Grade 3||Level 1||12||£13||601/0303/6|
|Grade 4||Level 2||15||£14||601/0359/0|
|Grade 5||Level 2||18||£15||601/0309/7|
Gigajam’s awards are extremely flexible, affordable and easy to use. The students store all of their work in their protfolios and the system will tell them when they have completed the requirements for the grade. This includes a series of technical exercises, performance pieces and questions. The portfolio is simple to compete and integrated into our Online Music School and can receive MIDI files which are automatically marked and videos, using our seamless YouTube recorder which can be marked by the teacher. The teacher verifies pupils work and submitted for an award. There is no visiting a centre, booking exams or costly and time consuming travel; simply enter when complete. Because all of the work is done online the cost of exams have been reduced dramatically, as you can see from the table, making them genuinely affordable for all.
Learn more about grades with this short video:
For more information on qualifications awarded through The University of West London/London College of Music through Gigajam then you can visit our qualifications page.