The National Curriculum

There is a distinct National Curriculum in England (introduced in 2014), Scotland (the Curriculum for Excellence was introduced from 2010), Wales (the curriculum in Wales is currently being reviewed) and Northern Ireland (the curriculum in Northern Ireland became statutory from 2007).

Assessment and progression frameworks for music

We have published two frameworks (primary or secondary), complete with wallcharts (primary or secondary), to help you develop your curriculum, pedagogies and assessment in any setting.

Enter your details below to view and download your copy of An Assessment and Progression Framework for music (primary) or A Framework for Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Key Stage 3 Music (secondary). ISM members can access the guide by following the link on the members' area homepage.

The personal information you provide below will only be used by the ISM to keep you informed of other resources and services we offer. We will not sell or share your information with third parties.

Additional National Curriculum resources, and transition guides

We have also published a number of guides to help you prepare for the new National Curriculum.