Friday, 20 April 2018

Music Medals

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Mrs Duncan will be offering the opportunity for her pupils to sit music medal assessments from this term. Music medals are run by ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) who also run the graded music exam system. There are five levels of Medal - Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. They run from a pre-grade one level through to grade 3 level.
The medal assessment consists of three sections - an ensemble performance, a solo performance, and sight-reading – all of which have been prepared in lessons, and the assessment is conducted within normal lesson times. The assessment is run by, recorded, and marked by Mrs Duncan, before being sent to ABRSM in London to be verified. The child will then receive a certificate, comment sheet, and Music Medal badge. 
Working towards a music medal is a really fun way to motivate your child to practise and gives them a great sense of pride and achievement, as well as really improving their ability on their instrument. Every fiddle player in primary will be given an opportunity to sit a medal at some point, but timing will be at the discretion of Mrs Duncan and dependent on the child’s level and on the amount of effort and practice being put in outside of school.

You can find out more about music medals at the ABRSM website or by contacting Mrs Duncan at school.

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