Students from the 6th form, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
have ventured for the first time into the world of graded music examinations.
Working with their singing teacher Hillary Osborne and accompanied at the piano
by Mr Egan, the students completed
London College of Music grade examinations from grade 2 right through to Grade
8. Music examinations at grade 6 and above are recognised nationally and
provide students with additional level 2 and level 3 qualifications as well as
university entry points.
Because this is a first for us (there will be more to
come), Professor John Howard, Director of Examinations from London College of
Music/University of West London, kindly offered to visit us and present the
certificates to our students. On Tuesday, we held a recital of the students
work followed by a presentation ceremony where certificates were presented to
students by Professor John Howard and Mr Heritage.
Suffice to say, professor Howard was extremely impressed
with the students' performance and was delighted to present the certificates to
the students. He reminded students of the importance of celebrating their
achievements in music and the positive benefits music can bring to the rest of
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