MCM’s musicians have achieved some outstanding results despite a difficult year, with music lessons unable to run in person for the majority of the year. Twenty-five instrumental music exams were sat by pupils who had to adapt to different learning environments and took on the added challenge of perfecting their instruments so that they would be ready to sit their exams online this year.
Three pupils sat their Grade 8 exams, the highest grade. Rex (piano) and Eilidh (violin) achieved Distinctions (the highest mark category), with Emily (piano) achieving a Merit. This is a phenomenal achievement for these pupils, who are working at the top end of their chosen instrument already.
Another very notable achievement was by Olivier, a Year 8 pupil, who sat three music exams for drums (Grade 2), trumpet (Grade 5), and music theory (Grade 5). A brilliant achievement that took a lot of hard work and dedication and an impressive feat for one so young.
The drum kit has been growing in popularity, despite the transition to online learning. Seven pupils sat drum kit exams, all of whom achieved Distinctions. A great testimony to the teaching of their beaks and the hard work of the pupils.
Music continues to flourish at MCM and we eagerly await the time when all the online work can combine together in person once again. In the meantime, online, our pupils’ results continue to set the pace.
To find out more information on the range of instruments taught at MCM please visit MCM Music.