The Hertfordshire & Essex High School Music Aptitude Test

The Hertfordshire & Essex High School in Bishop’s Stortford, Herts  Music Aptitude Test

In accordance with the School Admissions Code of Practice, 5% of places will be allocated to girls with a proven aptitude in music, admission number is 186.

The tests have been devised to be taken by children whether or not they have had experience of, or formal training in music.

Stage 1: The test will consist of 60 multiple choice questions, 15 on each of the following areas of musical awareness: PITCH, RHYTHM, MELODY & TEXTURE. Applicants will listen to the questions on a CD, the running time of which is approx. 35 minutes. Parents are, however, advised to allow an hour overall for the test’s completion.

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 wish to participate fully in the musical life of the school should they gain a place. Please note: The Bishop’s Stortford High School and The Hertfordshire & Essex High School are arranging music aptitude tests in common. The test will take place at one of the two schools.

The Hertfordshire & Essex High School
Warwick Road, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 5NJ

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Please click here for a list of schools in Hertfordshire that use the Music Aptitude Test as part of their secondary transfer process.