New College students see success on Grade 5 Theory enrichment

Four students of New College Pontefract have seen success after taking part in the Grade 5 Theory offered by the college as part of their enrichment programme.

The Grade 5 Theory is a music enrichment that can be taken by the students alongside their curricular studies, and is often popular with students in the college’s performing arts department. Music teacher Michelle Colvill summarised the programme as ‘a whole college enrichment held for students that play an instrument and need Grade 5 theory’. She also stated that the scheme ‘offers the students an opportunity to access higher practical grades needed for the Royal School of Music examinations or university applications’.

James Keith, Alex Schofield, Harrison Tennick, Peter Hall all successfully passed the examination last term with flying colours, and this has encouraged a further five student to enter for this term too. Colvill said ‘we wish them the best of luck with the examination!’.

The Grade 5 enrichment is one of a number of enrichments available to the students. The college’s new Assistant Principal for student personal development, Sarah Barber, has accelerated the enrichment offer this year. She said ‘students at New College Pontefract are always looking for a challenge, and the enrichment programme offers that’.

Their successes have given confidence fellow students needed in encouraging them to enrol on the Grade 5 enrichment.

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