A new series for students is coming to Classic FM, every Saturday night from 9-10pm, with a star line-up including Lewis Capaldi, the UK’s most exciting new music artist; Dan Smith, lead singer of the multi-million selling band Bastille; and Vick Hope, from Classic FM’s sister station, Capital.
Each week, the programme will focus on a different theme, including managing exam stress, beating procrastination, last-minute cramming and dealing with exam panic.
In the latest official audience figures, more than half a million under-25s tune in to Classic FM every week. Over the past three years during the exam period (April to June), there’s been an almost 50% increase in the number of 16-to-25s in full time education who listen to the station, with average hours up 75% in the same period.
Pete Langley, The Student Room’s director of study help: “Our partnership with Classic FM on this new series will help provide an additional outlet and haven for students. In a unique way, the series brings together classical music, to aid relaxation and concentration, with advice and tips from some of our leading experts on studying. Revision is all about balance and we believe everyone could benefit from giving themselves an hour every Saturday to tune in to Classic FM’s Revision Hour.”
Tonight, the multi-million selling music artist Ellie Goulding makes her debut as a Classic FM presenter, as she hosts the sixth programme in the station’s new series dedicated to supporting students through their GCSEs, A-levels, Scottish Highers and university exams.
The focus of tonight’s programme is on controlling exam panic, as Ellie plays some of the world’s greatest classical music to help relax the mind and calm the body. The highlights include Craig Armstrong’s score for the film Romeo & Juliet, Golden Butterflies by the Italian minimalist composer Ludovico Einaudi, and ‘Venus the Bringer of Peace’ from The Planets by Holst.
Classic FM has partnered with The Student Room, the UK’s largest online student community, for this eight-part series, to offer practical advice and tips on dealing with a range of revision and exam issues.
Dan Smith, lead singer of the band Bastille, hosts the penultimate programme in Classic FM’s series dedicated to supporting students through their GCSEs, A-levels and university exams.
The focus of tonight’s programme is on keeping exams in perspective. Dan plays some of the world’s greatest classical music to help the mind and body, including ‘Nimrod’ from Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations, ‘Nessun Dorma’ by Puccini, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 and, to celebrate the most famous student of them all, music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by John Williams.
Classic FM has partnered with The Student Room, the UK’s largest online student community, for this eight-part series, to offer practical advice and tips on dealing with a range of exam issues.
Lead singer of Bastille is no stranger to classical music, having completed a Bastille 'ReOrchestrated' tour in 2018 which combined classical and pop. Now, he joins Classic FM's Revision Hour to bring relaxing music to students that need a musical escape during the exam period.