Alternative Provision – Sound Station

Alternative Schooling Provision at Higher Rhythm

Higher Rhythm is a registered Alternative Provision on the Doncaster Local Authority framework offering a unique educational setting for young people 14 – 24.

Our alternative provision programme, Sound Station, is an exciting extra-curricular learning opportunity for young people to gain creative-industry accreditation, and develop transferable 21st century skills in a real music industry setting.

Sound Station

Sound Station doesnt require any prior experience. In 1 x 5 hour day per week over 12 weeks, young people will work towards achieving a Bronze Level, Trinity College London Arts Award. 

Sound Station provides extra-curricular learning activities for young people centring around the exciting industry of sound engineering.

Specifically, young people will:

★ Learn how to record and produce music in a professional recording studio. (Developing drive and ambition through working in real industry situations)

★★ Support other young people using the skills developed. (Nurturing leadership through peer to peer support and volunteering).

★★★ Share creative experiences with other young people. (Developing personal confidence and communications skills).

Sound Station Plus

Beyond Sound Station, the next tier of the programme, is Sound Station Plus.

Sound Station Plus, is a 12-week provision (1 x 5 hour day per week) accredited by the Silver Arts Award, Trinity College London, evidencing measurable progression made by young people.

This programme provides the opportunity for young people to further develop their creative, digital, transferable skills. Sound Station Plus builds on the practical experiences introduced during the initial 12-week Sound Station programme.

Young people will further their knowledge of recording and producing music in a professional recording studio to produce high-quality results. Sound Station Plus also provides a foundation of peer-to-peer mentorship where young people share skills developed with new learners.

Why attend Higher Rhythm?

The scope of engagement with Higher Rhythm offers a genuine progression route from entering our provision as a disengaged young person through to a studying a Level 3 Diploma with us. This means the programme is a significant departure from traditional limited term, limited scope alternative provision interventions. Most importantly we equip young people with the skills and qualifications to progress to Further / Higher Education and the professional work place.