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Internal Assesments

Instrumental Assessments


  • Consists of both continuous assessments by the student's own teacher and an end-of-year classroom and performance assessment marked by another teacher.

  • The aim of these assessments is to provide valuable feedback on how students are developing within the parameters set down in the syllabus for that particular year and outline which areas need further development or improvement.

Continuous Assessment

Teachers monitor student progress on a regular basis and provide feedback by way of brief comments in the student journal. The student practice journal contains a report for each term which is marked by
the teacher.

Classroom Assessment

A Classroom assessment will take place the week before the instrumental performance assessments. This assessment will take place during the child’s lesson and will be conducted by the child’s own teacher. The child will be assessed on areas such as scales, sightreading etc.


Performance Assessments

Take place in the final term and are the main performance goal for the year. Performances are assessed and marked by another teacher of the same instrument which provides a more independent system of assessment. Where a child performs two pieces at a performance assessment, each piece will be marked separately. The marks will be added together and divided by two, to give an overall mark. Most assessments are scheduled for the afternoon/early evening. However, due to large volumes of students, it is sometimes necessary to schedule assessments in the morning.

Musicianship Assessments

Teachers will monitor student progress on a regular basis through continuous assessment. They will be tested on both aural and written elements. These continuous assessments will be based on targets set out by the LPSM musicianship syllabi. Musicianship Reports are completed by the teacher in the Musicianship Workbook.

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