Wellington School’s talented musicians have recorded top grades in recent Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music exams: 79% of Wellington pupils were awarded distinctions – including Grade 8 awards for Flora Johnson (singing) and Cindy Ma (piano). A further 5 pupils were awarded Grade 6 distinctions in a variety of instruments.
“I am utterly delighted with this news,” commented the school’s Director of Music, Andrew Trewhella. “These pupils have worked tremendously hard to achieve these results, but what is particularly impressive, is that they have done so well whilst doing so much else at school. Many of them are working hard for their GCSEs or A-levels, taking part in concerts, plays, performances and sporting events. Some of them busk or sing in festivals at the weekends or have second instruments in which they are also very accomplished. For many of these pupils, music is an intrinsic part of who they are, what they do and how they learn. They are a joy to teach and it is refreshing to be surrounded by so much enthusiasm and dedication.”
Wellington School has an established and reputable musical tradition with embraces its Chapel Choir, numerous bands and ensembles and an “unprecedented” number of pupils taking GCSE music next year.