In 2016 we became the first school in Brazil to offer the prestigious London College of Music examinations, an internationally recognised certificate that looks great on international university applications. We had a 96% pass rate with our first cohort, with 85% of pupils passing their theory exams with distinction. This is wonderful news and we hope that pupils will go onto the higher grades next year as we develop the programme further to include instrumental and vocal exams.
These certificates boost international university applications with many grades offering an important source of UCAS points, as well as giving pupils a goal to aim for and a strong, internationally renowned curriculum to follow. The skills developed through preparation for the certificates enhance pupils’ musical compositions and practical work. More information on the programme can be found at http://www.uwl.ac.uk/academic-schools/music/lcm-exams.