Preparing for the Music Aptitude Tests for State Secondary School admissions

It’s never too early to start preparing for the Music Aptitude Tests for students that are currently in Year 5 and will be applying for secondary schools to start in September of the following year.

Music Aptitude Test training

The musical aptitude test (MAT) allows state schools to select 10% of their intake on a music scholarship place. Not all schools use the test. You can find a list here. Please note that the list is exhaustive and please check validity as some schools vary the entry procedures from year to year.

The MAT is in two parts. All students who apply under this criterion will be invited to sit a written aptitude test in music. The test does not require any formal knowledge of musical theory and it is a listening test with multiple choice answers. Candidates successfully passing this test then proceed to the audition round which is Phase Two.

You can find out plenty of information about the MAT and preparation for the MAT here:

Here is a sample video of one of the sections of the test, Section 3: Texture

Early Christmas gift: £5 discount on the Music Aptitude Tests

We are offering a £5 discount on our Music Aptitude Tests for secondary school scholarship entry. Use the code xmasfiver at the checkout to receive your discount. Valid until Boxing Day 26 December 2013.

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Music Aptitude Test discount code – valid until end of August 2013

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We have a special offer for LiveLoveLocal cardholders – you can receive a £10 discount on the sample Music Aptitude Tests when you order before the end of August 2013.

I am also going to run a Seminar on Music Scholarships this Friday 30 August 2013 at 11.15am subject to enough attendees – please email if you would like to attend.

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