How is my child assessed and how will I know how much progress they are making?

In addition to many students working towards progressive external exams WMS has its own free Staged Assessment system. These are used to monitor pupil progress and roughly equate to national external examinations. Please note that although many Music Services have detailed Staged Assessments these are not nationally recognised by other institutions such as music colleges and universities.

At the end of each stage the pupil is awarded a certificate by their teacher.

Progress and attainment is communicated in several ways including;

  • Annual Report to parents for school tuition
  • Presentation of WMS Staged Assessment Certificates
  • Use of Practice Diary – these are issued free each year and are an important form of two way communication

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