Up to 18 students are admitted to Year 7 each September on the basis of aptitude in music.

 

Up to 18 students are admitted to Year 7 each September on the basis of aptitude in music. Successful music scholars admitted in Year 7 will be guaranteed free individual tuition on their primary specialism and a discount of the 80% towards cost of learning an additional instrument / voice. Music scholars also receive additional compulsory specialist tuition per week, in addition to their timetabled music lessons within the Key Stage 3 curriculum, which includes the study of music theory leading to examination, vocal and choral development (Schola Cantorum), as well as skills in composition, performance and general musicianship.

Please consider carefully if your child has an aptitude for and interest in music before applying. Music scholars are expected to play a full and active role within the music curriculum area and its extended curriculum provision, supporting whole school and community events as required. They are expected to study music at Key Stage 4 level.

The deadline for applications for music aptitude places for Year 7 in September 2017 was Friday 30th September 2016.

If you have been informed that your child will be considered for a music place we will contact you shortly after National Offer Day on 1st March to confirm whether or not your child has been successful and if not, to explain arrangements for the music aptitude waiting list.

Up to 18 students are admitted to Year 7 each September on the basis of aptitude in music. Successful music scholars admitted in Year 7 will be guaranteed free individual tuition on their primary specialism and a discount towards cost of learning an additional instrument / voice. Music scholars also receive additional compulsory specialist tuition per week, in addition to their timetabled music lessons within the Key Stage 3 curriculum, which includes the study of music theory leading to examination, vocal and choral development (Schola Cantorum), as well as skills in composition, performance and general musicianship.

Please consider carefully if your child has an aptitude for and interest in music before applying. Music scholars are expected to play a full and active role within the music curriculum area, supporting whole school and community events as required. They are expected to study music at Key Stage 4 level.

All students applying for a music place have to sit an aptitude test in the October before the year of entry to Year 7. The aptitude test does not require any form of experience and / or tuition.  The test is in two parts:

  • a listening assessment, covering a range of responses to identifying musical elements such as recognising changes in pitch and rhythm;
  • an aural test where the candidate will be asked to sing / play / clap back a melody and rhythmic pattern.

No prior experience or knowledge is required and there is no use of music notation anywhere in the process.

If you have any questions on applying for a Music Aptitude place please email admissions@chelsea-academy.org