Leventhorpe School allocates up to 18 places (year 7 admission number is 240) to students who can demonstrate a proven aptitude in music – this will be determined on the basis of an aptitude test.
Children whose parents wish to apply for a place under Criterion 7 (musical aptitude) will need to take a musical aptitude test. Whilst no previous musical experience is required in order to take the test, it is expected that applicants wishing to apply under this criterion have an interest in music and would intend to participate fully in the musical life of the school.
Music Aptitude Test: The test will consist of sixty multiple choice questions, fifteen on each of the following areas of musical awareness: Pitch, Rhythm, Melody and Texture. Applicants will be asked to listen to the questions on a CD, the running time of which is approximately thirty-five minutes. Parents are, however, advised to allow an hour overall for the test’s completion. Students will need to achieve a certain minimum score in this test in order to be considered under this criterion.
The Bishop’s Stortford High School, The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and The Leventhorpe School arrange Musical Aptitude Tests in common and students will sit one test only which will be arranged at one of the three schools, irrespective of the school(s) to which you are applying.
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