St Edwards College in Liverpool admits 34 children (total admission number is 170) based on their aptitude in music.
Candidates will be assessed and ranked according to their religion and places are allocated to those students that satisfy any of the criteria 1 to 4 as listed below. Each candidate receives the same test in rhythm, pitch and vocal/instrumental ability and marks are given in each section. Voice trials are assessed by members of the Cathedral Music Department, and the process is moderated by an external assessor for the sake of independence.
Criterion 1. Baptised Catholic Choristers of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. The maximum number of children to be admitted under this priority will be 17. Students are selected on the basis of their musical aptitude as displayed during a voice trial (they are marked on their musical aptitude in rhythm, pitch and vocal/instrumental ability).
Criteria 2-4 : Candidates from other baptised Catholic, Christian and other denominations will also be assessed on their aptitude in music (they are marked on their musical aptitude in rhythm, pitch and vocal/instrumental ability).
St Edwards College
North Drive, Liverpool L12 1LF
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