King's Worcester

18 May

King’s Pupils Pass ABRSM Music Exams!

We are delighted to announce that thirteen pupils from the Senior School recently passed their Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exams last term and recently received their certificates from the Headmaster on College Green.

This is in addition to the ten pupils who also recently passed their Trinity and London College of Music exams. Exams were taken on a range of instruments including violin, ‘cello, piano, trumpet, trombone, singing and organ.

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ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, holding over 650,000 assessments in more than 90 countries every year.

Founded in 1889, ABRSM has a long and famous history. But their mission has stayed the same: to nurture a love for music, and to inspire achievement in it. At ABRSM, they believe that everyone, wherever they’re from, should have access to high-quality music-learning.

An ABRSM grade has a worldwide currency and the exams are designed to motivate learners at all levels and ages, providing realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements.

Two Music Scholars, Rosie B (LR) and Grace W (L6) achieved distinctions in their Grade 8 exams on piano and singing respectively and four pupils passed the ARSM (Associate of the Royal Schools on Music) diploma.

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King’s has had much success in recent years with pupils achieving this diploma. David G (L6) achieved a Merit on the trombone and Sophie L (U6) also achieved a Merit for her singing diploma. Two pupils were awarded Distinctions; Charles P on the organ and David W (L6) on the piano. David now possess two music diplomas as he passed the same exam on the oboe last year!

Simon Taranczuk, Director of Music at King’s said, ‘King’s has a long tradition of excellence in music. We are delighted by the success of all our pupils, but particularly those who achieved diplomas.

They had to prepare a challenging 30-minute programme to perform in front of the examiner and this highlights the dedication and commitment to their musical studies which extends beyond Grade 8. Congratulations to them all.’