Welcome to the Rockhaq schools page, for teachers and music hub leaders.
Although the Rockhaq community is online, we offer schools workshops and lesson plans which fit into the National Curriculum for English Literacy
We’ll outline how Rockhaq can work in your schools or colleges in three options.
Student Video Interview for Schools
Before that, have a listen to what A Level English student Sam Brookes had to say about the Rockhaq experience.
Find out why Sam thinks Rockhaq is the best thing he’s ever done at school and why it’s more addictive than Facebook too…
1. Get Writing: Free!
You and your students can register to join and use the Rockhaq community for free.
Just contact us and we’ll tell you what we need to get you signed up.
2. National Curriculum English Literacy: Lesson Plans
For a fee, you can use any of our six exclusive 20-page lesson plans. All Rockhaq lesson plans fit into the National Curriculum for English Literacy at KS3 and KS4 levels. Choose from plans on:
- How to write a music review (Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4)
- How to write a live review (Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4)
- How to write an opinion column (Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4)
All work is unique and based on award-winning journalist and Rockhaq founder Michelle Dhillon’s tried and tested techniques during the Rockhaq pilot.
Lesson plans are still in our design studio and will be here soon! Join our VIP list to be notified when they go live on our community.
3. School Workshops
For a fee, you can invite Michelle Dhillon to teach you or your students any number of music journalism skills, music journalism workshops and after school CPD lessons.
Michelle works from her unique Rockhaq lesson plans, which fit into the National Curriculum for English Literacy at KS3 and KS4 levels.
Michelle is an award-winning journalist with extended DBS certification, and is used to travelling internationally as part of her normal work schedule.
Please see more information about our workshops.
We have a selection of frequently asked questions for schools and colleges that you might like to read before selecting from the above three options. Everything from our past and present is listed on our UK schools and music hubs page.
If you have any further questions please contact Team Rockhaq and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours during the working week.
Read some of our student testimonials…
I love Rockhaq and writing on it has given me so much confidence when it comes to presenting in class and writing my coursework. I like being able to share my thoughts on whatever music I listen to with other people online and it’s even better that I became a student editor and I won tickets to go and see Nicki Minaj, thanks to how much I had improved on Rockhaq.
Rockhaq is a rare and compelling experience that will help improve students grammar skills and might just help them progress into something much bigger such as being a music journalist in the future. I loved the free newly-released CD’s I got of my favourite artists thanks to Rockhaq. It was great to hear albums before anyone else and review them.