The MiSST Curriculum
Students follow the nine skills based Schemes of Work listed below and are assessed at the end of each both practically (performance/marked composition/score) and academically in the form of a LAT exam (Listening, analysis and theory) relevant to the Scheme of Work.
|Year 7||Solo Performance||Ensemble Performance||Improvisation|
|Year 8||Solo Performance||Compositional Techniques||Ensemble and Realisation|
|Year 9||Solo Performance||Composition||Ensemble Performance|
Following the above, the overall learning thread students follow throughout Key Stage 3 is:
- Learn how to sing and play an instrument properly
- Learn how to play that instrument in context
- Learn how to improvise on that instrument
- Learn how to capture improvised ideas and develop them using given composition techniques
- Learn how to compose 1 section of a piece of music
- Learn how to compose longer pieces of music using more complex techniques around developing ideas & language, creating contrast and using structures
At the end of every Scheme of Work students receive a mark out of 30 for their practical assessment (performance or composition) and a percentage for their exam. This data is recorded and analysed by both schools and MiSST at given points throughout the year.