Three Counties School of music assessments are intended to be:
Since this assessment scheme was devised, the syllabus has developed into perhaps one of the broadest of music assessment schemes, that encourages candidates to aim for the highest of standards, whist achieving their goals, and focusing /gaining enjoyment from practice and the required preparation for the assessments.
As such, whilst being structured, the assessments are now recorded and sent into the school, along with the the following in PDF format:
This way, it is felt that the candidate can be more relaxed and can better demonstrate their talents and realize their full potential.
Please visit the 'How They Work' page for further information or contact the school.
Email: Three Counties School of Music
ENJOYABLE WAY OF MEASURING CANIDATES' LEVEL OF PROGRESS
All the assessments are intended to be an enjoyable way of measuring a candidate's level of progress and their musical ability, whilst providing encouragement in their studies and gaining a sense of achievement.
The assessments are not intended to compete with the internationally recognised examination boards, therefore we always encourage students, (particularly those who are wishing to pursue music as a profession), to continue to use these boards.
There are no pre-requisites required for candidates wishing to enter for any of the grades, performance certificates, or for the DipTCSM diploma.
However, candidates wishing to enter for the Associate and Fellowship diplomas will need to produce some proof that they have either passed the DipTCSM or ATCSM qualification, or that they have gained an equivalent qualification from another organisation).
The performance diploma assessments aim to shape candidates into confident performing musicians who are expected to have gained the following:
The School stipulates that candidates' who are going to work towards an assessment, MUST email their chosen programme into the school as soon as it has been chosen, in order to check that the planned programme is of the correct level for the chosen assessment. The school will then confirm if the planned repertoire suitable.
COMPOSITION/SINGER- SONGWRITER DIPLOMAS
ACCREDITATION & UCAS POINTS
None of the Three Counties assessments are accredited and as such, they are not a source of gaining UCAS points. However they are very popular and they encourage candidates to persevere with their studies. While UCAS points can be valuable in gaining admission to Higher Education, in some cases relevant experience can perhaps be just as important.
Applicants should grasp the opportunity to write about their musical experiences and these assessments in the Personal Statement part of their UCAS application, even though the assessments are unaccredited.