The Beatles album has been added to the UK curriculum

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Britain’s biggest exam board, the AQA, is to make Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band a central theme of a refreshed GCSE music course.

BBC News reports that as part of the new course, expected to be introduced next year, pupils will study three songs from the album – “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, “With A Little Help From My Friends” and “Within You Without You” – looking at topics including, harmony structure and rhythm and the meaning of the lyrics.

The course will also give pupils the option to prove their DJ credentials for the first time as part of the performance section of the qualification.

In related news, Paul McCartney recently debuted The Beatles’ song, “Another Girl”, live in concert. The song had never been performed live before. You can watch footage here.