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Arctic Monkeys An Influence On Education?

Thursday, 13 July 2006 Written by Stereoboard.com
ImageA Lib Dem MP hopes the influence of music sensations the Arctic Monkeys will help to stop a UK examination board from axing A-Level Music Technology from it's available school subjects.

The Arctic Monkeys famously studied Music Technology before hitting rock stardom, and MP Sarah Teather, the Liberal Democrat Shadow Education and Skills Secretary, hopes some awareness for the merits of the course will make Edexcel reconsider their plans to axe the subject.

She said: "Edexcel should be looking to increase choice and opportunity for young people, not reduce it."

"The Edexcel website still boasts that members of the Arctic Monkeys studied Music Technology at A-level. Edexcel should reflect on the success of that band and reconsider their proposal to close the door on future rock stars, technicians and composers."

"I hope the glare of publicity will make them consult on the issue more widely and come to a less abrupt decision. Creative subjects such as music are vital for a well-rounded education."

"Music technology is a study very distinct from music and is a field that is growing in both popularity and career opportunities."

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