Several Loreto students have recently achieved success in the prestigious Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations. This was the student’s first experience of a music theory examination, they were prepared for the examination during a lunchtime supplementary class. Joel Baxter, Natasha Carter, Matthew Davies and Anna Wood (pictured) all passed their Grade 5 Theory examination.
This notoriously tricky examination is a benchmark for musical theory and test students knowledge in a wide range of musical skills including melody writing, harmonisation, transposition, musical terminology, the tenor clef and short score writing to name but a few. These skills are essential to the developing young musician and are particularly useful for A Level study.
The qualification enables them to go on and take the Associated Board’s Grade 8 practical examination as well as being worth valuable UCAS points.
Also, Lower Sixth student Alex Johnson passed his Grade 8 piano examination. Alex who plans to continue his studies post-A-levels at a conservatoire, studies both Music and Music Technology at Loreto. Music teacher Simon Jacobs commented - ‘I am delighted that the students have received such excellent marks in their recent ABRSM exams. These results are the culmination of lots of hard work and dedication from the students.’