How do I know if I am doing well?

Although pupils generally learn to play a musical instrument because they want to and are consequently highly motivated, HWMSS has its own programme of regular assessment managed through a certified scheme of ‘Levels of Attainment’ which is a continuous appraisal programme providing guidance and monitoring of pupils progress. These ‘Levels of Attainment’ are categorised into three easy to follow levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced and are broken down into specific areas of technique and performance practise to aid comprehensive assessment.

Certificates for completing a Level of Attainment are awarded bi-annually to pupils and once an entire level is completed, pupils are awarded a Bronze (Foundation), Silver (Intermediate) or Gold (Advanced) pin badge.

Reports are issued to pupils as follows:

Autumn term - years 6, 9, 11, 12 & 13
Summer term - KS1, years 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 & 10.

Standards for the Levels of Attainment can be downloaded below.

Levels of Attainment Overview.pdf569.67 KB
Brass LoA.pdf196.69 KB
Drum LoA.pdf167.88 KB
Electric Guitar LoA.pdf230.87 KB
Keyboard LoA.pdf131.31 KB
Piano LoA.pdf136.28 KB
String LoA.pdf184.36 KB
Vocal LoA.pdf127.81 KB
Woodwind LoA.pdf196.09 KB