Theory class gives pupils the opportunity to develop their experience of written music and to deepen their understanding of how music is structured. This will enhance their understanding gained in curricular classes and acts to inform their performance and general musicianship.
The materials used in the class are the graded theory workbooks published by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. The ABRSM also run a diet of theory examinations out with the school. Pupils will have the opportunity to sit these exams which, from grade 5-8 earns the pupil valuable UCAS points when applying for university.