Gilberd School Music Aptitude Test

Archbishop Blanch C of E School in Liverpool, Merseyside

Gilberd School admits 30 children (2024 year 7 admission number is 320) who demonstrate a natural aptitude for music .

Musical aptitude involves a flair for music as demonstrated by practical performance and listening skills. Applicants may have had no formal training but would like to pursue the subject and have clear potential for doing so.

The Gilberd School Music Aptitude will assess the following: An aural (listening) test with multiple choice answers, followed by an improvisation workshop that will assess aptitude in rhythm, pitch, shaping of musical phrases and coordination.

Candidates will be rank ordered by aggregate scores of the aural test and workshop. Supplementary evidence cannot be considered as a part of the aptitude selection so please do not send us this.

All tests and aptitude workshops will be held at the school in October 2023 and students will be ranked according to their aggregated score. Applicants successful in gaining a place would be expected to pursue the subject through the curriculum and/or pursue instrumental and/or vocal lessons through the school in addition to participation in ensembles and other performances.

Gilberd School
Brinkley Lane, Highwoods, Colchester, Essex CO4 9PU

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