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CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CAIE)
The purpose of Chilton Music School is to give talented musicians the opportunity to prepare thoroughly for future study. This means they require the skills and qualifications to study anywhere in the world. The school is proud to offer an international qualification – the Cambridge Assessment International Education.
The curriculum is flexible, challenging, inspiring and international in approach. Cambridge students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning, as well as the essential skills they need for success at tertiary level and in their future careers.
Integration of music
The timetable for the Chilton Music School incorporates time for both academic study for CAIE and an equal amount of time to focus on music.
Students in their first year of CMS will have to make sure they have numeracy. If they do not, this study will be built into their first year. In their final two years, AS Music and AS Literature are compulsory in Year 1 and A Level Music is compulsory in Year 2.
The other subjects for study will be arranged in consultation with the student, the Principal and the Director of the Chilton Music School. Students will enter the Chilton Music School at different stages. However, there are important courses they must complete.
Qualifying for tertiary study
In order for a student to gain entry to tertiary study, they must reach the following entry criteria: All students must complete numeracy and literacy. This can be achieved by gaining ten credits in NCEA Level 1 from a previous school or at Chilton Saint James, a Grade D in either Core or Extended IGCSE Mathematics.
Literacy will be gained at Chilton Saint James School by studying either Advanced Subsidiary English Language or Advanced Subsidiary English Literature. A Grade E must be gained in either.
A student must also gain 120 points in order to enter tertiary study. Points are gained via the following means in AS.
However, a student must gain these points through the top three subjects and no mark can be less than a Grade D.A student cannot gain the 120 points through two A grades. It must be in three different subjects. These points will allow students general entry to tertiary study. Students must gain a minimum of a Grade E in English to gain literacy.
An example of what this may look like is as follows:
All students entering the Chilton Music School will complete subjects at Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level in order to gain the 120 points needed for entry to university. It is expected that they will then proceed to A Level in their final year.
A Level grades gain double marks.
For any queries in relation to the academic programme, please contact the Principal, Kathy Lloyd-Parker.