School League Tables: Classes Alive to Sound of Music; Classical Education: Pupils Learn Accompanied by Bach and Beethoven
Byline: Jonathan Walker Education Correspondent
The Birmingham school with the greatest improvement in this year's exam results said its success was partly due to Bach in the classroom.
Pupils at Cardinal Wiseman RC School, in Kingstanding, listen to classical music during English lessons to stimulate their brains.
Staff say the unorthodox technique is one of the reasons results of shot up, with 36 per cent of youngsters gaining five or more grades A to C in their GCSEs, compared to 16 per cent least year.
This 20 per cent increase is the biggest in the city this year. However, the school says it is even more proud of another statistic - that for the first time every single child of GCSE age was entered into an exam, and every one achieved a result.
It also points out that the school pays …
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Publication information: Article title: School League Tables: Classes Alive to Sound of Music; Classical Education: Pupils Learn Accompanied by Bach and Beethoven. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: November 8, 2000. Page number: 25. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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