• Progression in the Classroom

    The principles of musical learning in the CMA whole class programmes at Key Stage 2 can be continued across Key Stages 3 and 4.  Through CMA, secondary schools can have free access to the Musical Futures Just Play training and materials.  Teachers can construct a scheme of work using Just Play as a continuing strand of instrumental and vocal development where students apply those skills to improvisation and composition activities as well as performance.  Schools can use CMA parts for other instruments to enhance their students learning and make the most of support from instrumental teachers.


    Students who have completed the Just Play materials will be able to use lead sheets with melody and chords to create their own arrangements of music.  This allows secondary teachers to combine the systematic development of skills in instrumental and vocal performing and composing with the exploration of different styles and genres.   Young musicians can then decide which particular forms of music making they wish to pursue.


    Personalised learning in music can be through informal learning as well as through support from teachers.  Students can have access to the CMA on-line learning materials as a stepping stone to using resources across the internet.


    Through a combination of classroom and informal learning it is possible to achieve the highest grade in GCSE music without the need for additional specialist instrumental or vocal lessons.  At the same time the experience of a diverse range of styles and genres leads to the development of students’ musical identity and their own artistic voice.


    The Music Mark Framework for Progression in Musical Learning includes a model progression framework covering all stands of learning with support for planning and assessment.