23 May 2018
Bedford Girls’ School Upper Sixth Student, Izzy Jones has obtained her third at Grade 8 distinction in Musical Theatre, to add to her Grade 8 in Piano and in Singing.
Izzy started playing the piano at the age of seven and later discovered her passion for singing and musical theatre.
Izzy said: “As I was working my way through the piano grades, I also discovered that I enjoyed singing in the school choirs and musical shows, A few years previously, I had set myself an ambition to achieve two Grade 8 distinctions before my 18th birthday. My first Grade 8 exam was for the piano in summer 2017, and was absolutely delighted to find out I had obtained a distinction. Shortly afterwards I took my second Grade 8 exam in Singing in December 2017. When I received the result of the exam, I was thrilled that I had achieved my goal.
My favourite part of the singing exam was the musical theatre element, so I decided to take an exam in musical theatre in April 2018. After receiving my result a couple of weeks ago, I was ecstatic to learn that I had achieved a third distinction in a Grade 8 exam. I look forward to the future opportunities I will have to continue my passion for music.”
Miss Jo MacKenzie, Headmistress of Bedford Girls’ School commented: “We’re very proud of the Izzy’s success and her commitment to achieving her goals. Her energy and creativity has captured audiences throughout her performances, and most importantly, she has been able to balance her passion for music with academic studies.”