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Year 12 Taster Days

The 2013 Year 12 Taster Days will take place on Feb 28, March 7 and March 15 2013.  Below you will find general information about the structure of the Taster Days and how the applications are assessed along with details of the specific sessions on offer and application forms.

Eligibility Criteria

The Music Taster Days are designed for students from the maintained sector who are academically at the top of their cohort. As a guide most students attending have achieved at least five A/A* grades in their GCSEs. Please note that the event will involve a high level of academic challenge and sessions will be delivered in a lecture or seminar format.

Application Process

We are able to take applications for school and college groups up to a maximum size of fifteen students. In the majority of cases we expect to received applications from a teacher on behalf of a group but individual applications are acceptable providing parental consent is given.

If the events are oversubscribed priority will be given as follows:

  • Schools with below national average point scores and below national average progression to HE rates.
  • Schools with below average HE progression rates but above average point scores.
  • Schools with below average point scores but above average HE progression rates.

Within these categories, priority will be given to schools and colleges that have the lowest progression rates and average point scores.
If you have any questions or require further information please contact Joe Shaw on or 01223 768927.


To apply for a place on one of the taster days please read through which sessions are on offer on each of the days and record your preferences on the application form, along with the personal and school details requested.  Completed forms should be returned to by Feb 20th at the latest.

Basic Timetable

10.00-10.30 Arrivals, welcome

10.30-11.45 Sample lecture (choice of two)

11.45-12.30 College tour

12.30-1.15 Lunch (provided)

1.15-2.30 Practical Session (choice of three)

2.30-2.45 Break

2.45-3.30 Talk including Q and A

3.30 Day ends

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