MiSST Music GCSE
Ever-increasing constraints on school budgets has led to many schools not offering GCSE music. MiSST plans to become a leading provider of GCSE music for students and will pilot within MiSST schools this year. This endeavour will also focus on supporting existing GCSE providers in offering a high-quality GCSE course and will be delivered with online and in person teaching.
Saturday Music School runs every Saturday during term time at Central Foundation Boys School Old Street, London.
During the morning students have sectionals, rehearsals and the opportunity to learn more about the music they play through listening and watching clips of other musicians.
Workshops delivered by a number of professional musicians and organisations including Nicola Benedetti, Chetham’s School of Music and the Ayoub Sisters add to the breadth and depth of the provision.
During the break students socialise, play their instruments and eat bagels covered in jam!
Students must go to a MiSST school and be at least grade 3 standard on their instrument to join Saturday Music School. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject ‘Saturday Music School’ and let us know which school the student attends.
MiSST Create is a programme which aims to nurture the creativity and ingenuity of our young students through composition. It has three distinct parts that lend to our new blended learning approach. The three parts are workshops in schools, video lessons that culminates in a Composition Day.
Pre-Covid, our student leaders took an active role in planning events for students, took part in our Outward Bound Leaders Trip in the Lake District and played in our MiSST Leaders Orchestra (MLO). The MLO challenges the role and concept of an orchestra and allows our students to become real leaders of change and innovation. Throughout Lockdown the student leaders created teaching videos for our younger MiSST students to keep them going and practising during difficult times. The videos have been nothing short of inspiring. In September we would like to expand the role by linking with The Benedetti Foundation. This endeavour will take a reciprocal approach where our leaders have the opportunity to become Benedetti Student Ambassadors and the Benedetti Foundation Student Ambassadors will take part in creating video content for our younger students at MiSST. Ambassadors will also join together on the Outward Bound Leadership Adventure.
MiSST CPD will be a focused, high quality professional development series for all teachers and Peripatetic staff. The CPD programme will be developed as an online series of videos, resources and chat forums but will also have face to face development opportunities plotted throughout the year.