Meet Andy Edwards… Kidderminster College’s Course Leader for Music Performance.
Andy Edwards came to prominence as Robert Plant’s drummer between 1997 and 2001. During this time he worked exclusively for Robert, performing all over the world on over 100 gigs. These included performances headlining many of the major music festivals across Europe.
During this time Andy began his relationship with Tama drums that continues to this day and he has performed in many drum clinics as a demonstrator for Tama. In this capacity he has performed at all the major drum events in the UK. In 2005 he played at the UK’s biggest ever clinic and he has performed alongside Mike Portnoy, Greg Bisonette, Terry Bozzio, Thomas Lang, Jimmy Chamberlain, Kenny Aronoff, Steve Smith, Gavin Harrison, Simon Phillips amongst many others.
More recently and has made waves in the progressive music scene contributing to many award winning albums and DVDs and he has featured in many of the ‘best prog rock’ polls for various publications. He has toured and recorded with prog rock legends IQ and was a founding member of the cult prog band Frost recording two widely acclaimed albums ‘Milliontown, and ‘Experiments in Mass Appeal’
Andy currently endorses Tama Drums and Hardware, UFiP Cymbals, Jobeky e-drums and 2box drum modules. More recently Andy has also recorded for prog band Magenta, releasing the album ‘The Twenty Seven Club’ and has worked with bassist Steve Lawson in a variety of improvised settings .
He currently plays alongside Bev Bevan (ELO, The Move) in the folk rock band Quill’
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Thank you for all your hard work this year and your continued efforts in very unusual circumstances. We do hope you feel well supported by the College in this period of home learning.
We have now heard from the official body Ofqual about how your GCSE exam grades in English and maths will be determined. This is explained in this STANDARD LETTER and we would encourage you all to read it, and to share it with your parents/carers where appropriate.
Your grades will be based on your classroom work and assessments completed since September and your progress reviews to date. They will also be guided by your English or maths tutor, who knows you best and knows how hard you’ve worked. Very specific guidance will be followed by the teachers in this respect to ensure consistency across the country.
Your English and maths tutors will continue to be in touch with you, and to set work, up to the point when grades are to be submitted and you should continue to work on your English and maths until this point.
It may be tempting to ask your teacher or tutor about your potential grades or about the work that they will be doing to determine them, HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD NOT DO SO. They will not be able to discuss this with you, and the grades will be confidential and subject to Ofqual processes and checks before the release date in the summer.
Once the grades have been released in the summer anyone unhappy with their result will have the opportunity to appeal.
Please refer back to our UPDATES page for any FAQ’s you may have.