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Northampton School for Boys

Northampton School for Boys

Music Aptitude Test

Music Aptitude Tests will be held at Northampton School for Boys on Tuesday 10th January from 9:00am to 11:00am in 10 minute slots.

Music Aptitude Test Outline

The test consists of forty questions in four different sections looking at an aptitude in Pitch (10 marks), Melody (40 marks), Improvisation (10 marks) and Rhythm (40 marks). The test will last between 5 and 10 minutes and you will be assessed by a qualified Music teacher.

They are tests of potential and therefore students cannot revise for them.

Each applicant will receive an aggregate score up to a maximum of 40. Applicants will be ranked according to their score. The 4 applicants with the highest rank, will be offered a place. If an applicant with a rank within the 4 places available does not take up a place, the place is awarded to the next highest ranked applicant. Where there is more than one applicant with the same score, the ranked position for these applicants is determined by random allocation.

Any boys who took a Music Aptitude Test as part of their application to Northampton School for Boys will have their score carried over if requested. Please tick the box on the Application Form indicating that you wish to be considered under the aptitude criterion. They will not be able to retake the test.

Please click here to apply for a place on a Music Aptitude Test

Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5RT
01604 230240