Specialist Music Places – Information Sheet
As part of the admissions process, parents who wish their child to be considered for a Specialist Music Place into Year 7, 2021 will be invited to attend an assessment. This will enable parents to make an informed decision about the likelihood of their child being successful in gaining a Specialist Music Place. (Please note that singing/voice can be also be classed as an instrument. It is not a requirement to be able to read sheet music in order to be considered for musical aptitude)
Friday 11th September 2020
Deadline for completion and return of musical aptitude form to Archbishop Blanch School
Week commencing Monday 28th September 2020
Candidates will be invited to attend an assessment to determine general musical aptitude. Tests will be used to determine whether or not aptitude (not ability) in music has been demonstrated and assessments will be undertaken by external music teachers and will be allocated randomly. The process will be overseen by the Head of Music at Archbishop Blanch.
Should your child successfully gain a music place there will be an expectation that she will be committed to musical involvement in school throughout her time at Archbishop Blanch.
Friday 16th October 2020
Results of aptitude assessments will be posted to parents by first class post. Parents may then choose to submit a formal supplementary information form to school before 31st October 2020
Saturday 31 October 2020
Closing date for formal applications to Year 7 for admission in September 2021
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