Here are real-life examples of how Rockhaq can improve pupil literacy skills, boost school and college engagement and teach students interviewing, reviewing and journalism skills
Mark Wong is a 19 year old BTEC Music Technology student at Central Nottingham College who plays guitar, bass and loves a wide range of rock music including Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Mark is considered by some of his teachers to be one of the most able and dedicated students in his year. At first Mark was not interested in joining Rockhaq to write music reviews because he couldn’t see why it would be so interesting/engaging. The results have been awe-inspiring.
Sam Brookes is a 19 year old A Level English student at Regent College Leicester who loves a range of music including rap, hardcore and dubstep. Sam is considered by some of his teachers to be one of the top students in his year at college. Sam joined the Rockhaq pilot with a number of his classmates and other students from English and Media Studies teaching groups to use Rockhaq as part of student enrichment activities. The results have been incredible.
Ashton Bryan is an 19 year old Creative Media Production student at Central Nottingham College who loves fashion and early 1990’s soul music. Ashton has never passed her GCSE English exam. Ashton joined the Rockhaq schools pilot with a number of her fellow classmates to use it for a class assignment. At first Ashton thought that Rockhaq was not for her as she didn’t enjoy writing. Ashton believed that she just wouldn’t use Rockhaq. The results have been outstanding.
Joshua Tolley is a 20 year old Music Technology student at South Nottingham College who has a very mature taste in music for his age and a real enthusiasm for sharing his opinions. Josh began the college year with a major need to improve his writing and literacy skills, as identified by his learning co-ordinator. Josh joined the Rockhaq pilot with a number of his classmates to use it for a class assignment. The results have been eye-opening.