We are delighted to announce some absolutely outstanding results for this year’s cohort of pupils taking the London College of Music Theory of Music examination. An impressive 92% of pupils sitting the exam, ranging from preparatory (Step) to the challenging Grade 5, secured either a merit or distinction. This year’s cohort was the biggest yet, with 104 pupils from our Prep and Senior Schools working hard both in and out of lessons to prepare for the examination, and it certainly paid off: our 100% pass rate places us among the top testing centres worldwide.
Three years ago, we become the first school in Brazil to offer the LCM music qualifications as part of our successful music tuition scheme. As well as providing a strong foundation in musical knowledge that supports performance in musical instruments, the LCM examinations also enhance international university applications, with the higher grades increasing UCAS point tariffs.
The prestigious London College of Music, a part of the University of West London, is the largest specialist music and performing arts institution in the UK, recognised internationally as one of the leading musical examination boards.
The fact that so many of our pupils have secured such excellent results in these challenging examinations is testament to their determination and the unfailing support of our team of specialist music staff. With many pupils now performing to a high level in a wide range of choirs, orchestras and ensembles across the school, the future of music at St. Paul’s is certainly bright.
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