Music Aptitude Test Stage 2

The second stage assessment process is conducted by two experienced and impartial examiners, including former and current Directors of Music who have no knowledge of the school, or schools that the student may apply to.

Music Aptitude Test Stage 2, maximum 45 marks

The highest score that can be awarded in the second stage performance round is 45 marks and this remains the same for each academic year. Marks are given irrespective of the proficiency level of the piece and there is no minimum grade requirement. The first stage score is not added to the second stage score.

To understand the significance of your child’s second round score please visit our music place allocation page which provides information on the SW Herts Consortium of Schools music place scores for the last 3 years. This information will enable you to consider the chance of your child receiving an offer of a music place at the school of your choice.

Musical Aptitude is determined by the following criteria:

  • Accuracy (maximum 15 marks)
  • Musicality (maximum 15 marks)
  • Musical Communication (maximum 15 marks)

For the second part of the Music Aptitude testing process, students should prepare a piece to perform or sing, lasting no more than three minutes. On the basis of their performance, students will be assessed on their aptitude for music.

Please click here to view our useful on the day information and what the examiners are looking for in the second stage performance assessment in order to determine marks.

To view information about the allocation of music places offered for SW Herts Consortium of Schools entry for the last 3 years, please click here

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