11 Plus Music Tests

The Music Aptitude Test, also known as the MAT test, is designed to measure a student’s aptitude in music. It forms part of the eleven plus secondary transfer process for the South West Herts Consortium of Schools.

The 11 Plus Music Test Programmes are a set of structured workshops and tests designed to support and prepare your child for the Music Aptitude Test. We offer Simulated MAT Tests, MAT Workshops and MAT 1 to 1 Sessions.

11 Plus Music Tests, Watford, Herts – for the South West Herts Consortium of Schools

The MAT tests are used to give an indication of a student’s musical aptitude and is not a test of musical ability. Each year 10% of places for entry into year 7 will be allocated under the music criterion.

No information is required about the instrument, including singing, or standard to which your child plays.

The 11 Plus Music Team have over 25 years of combined professional music teaching experience. Using our wealth of expertise and in depth knowledge of the Music Aptitude Tests, the Eleven Plus Team help support and guide students through the eleven plus music testing process.

We offer:

11 Plus Music Tests, Watford, Herts – for the South West Herts Consortium of Schools

Simulated MAT Tests

Simulated MAT Tests in order to replicate the real experience.
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11 Plus Music Tests, Watford, Herts – for the South West Herts Consortium of Schools

MAT Workshops

MAT Workshops of no more than four students in a class to develop knowledge and skills in all areas of the test with a strategic approach.
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11 Plus Music Tests, Watford, Herts – for the South West Herts Consortium of Schools

MAT 1 to 1 Sessions

MAT 1 to 1 Sessions for more in depth and focused practice. Particularly useful for those students who would like to build their confidence prior to, or after the Simulated MAT tests. Click for more information

Our track record is extremely high, with 80% of students who are invited to attend the second stage of the testing process achieving a music place at the school of their choice.

The tests are for all students with, or without musical experience and there is no minimum grade requirement to apply.

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All 11 Plus Music Tests staff are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).