Applicants to the school wishing to apply for a place under the 5% music allocation of criterion 7 will need to take a Music Aptitude Test.
The test will consist of 60 multiple choice questions, 15 on each of the following areas of musical awareness:
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, The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and The Leventhorpe School are arranging music aptitude tests in common. You may be applying to both The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and The Leventhorpe School under the music aptitude criterion but you will only sit one test which will be arranged at one of the three schools irrespective of the school(s) to which you are applying.
If you would like any assistance preparing for the test see our resources below plus details of 1-to-1 online lessons.