Music Aptitude Test for Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College & Prendergast-Ladywell Fields College

Haberdashers Askes Music Aptitude Test 2018
Best of luck to all of our students sitting the MAT for Habs on 30 September 2017. The Music Aural Test will be held on the Pepys site. Girls applying to both Hatcham College and Prendergast Hillyfields will sit the music aural test at Prendergast this year. The results of which will be sent to Hatcham College. 

The Music Aptitude Test for Haberdasher’s Askes’ covers 3 sections. By incorporating our Enhanced 7-Section MAT you will be able to prepare for all of these sections with our training tests that are helpful preparation for the style of questions below.


Students will be asked to identify:
 Whether two notes played are higher/lower/the same as each other
 Whether a Melody rises/falls and whether it moves by steps / leaps (nb. not currently covered in our test)
 Which note has been altered in the repeat of a melody

Students will be asked to identify:
 Whether the sound heard is Woodwind/Brass/Strings or Percussion (nb. our test does not include three different instruments but we have some handy hints for this section here with lots of audio clips:
 How many notes/instruments are being played
 Whether the sound heard gets louder/quieter or stays the same

Students will be asked to identify:
 Whether the music speeds up/slows down/stays the same
 Whether two rhythms heard are the same or different

Please note you can check out without a Paypal account. If you are experiencing any issues with our online payment system, please email and we will be able to assist you.

For tips on the tricky Texture section, see this video:

Saturday 30th September 2017

Music Aural Test

This test will be held on the Pepys site

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Emails will be sent advising all music applicants if they will / will not be invited to attend an audition

9th – 13th October 2017

All Day

Music Auditions

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Closing Date for secondary transfer applications

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Closing date for medical and social documents

Friday 2nd March 2018

The Official offer and decline letters will be emailed



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