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RSL South Africa

RSL has developed positive and progressive relationships with music providers, institutions and aspiring musicians around the world.

We take pride in delivering the most academically rigorous, industry-relevant qualifications that support the aspirations of all musicians, performers, educators and teaching institutions, and our operations in South Africa are no different.

For further details on RSL’s international operations and to find out how to enter for Graded Music ExamsRockschool Diplomas and Performance Arts Awards, please contact us via the form below.

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Rockschool Graded Music Dates 2021

Deadlines

23 March
4 June
20 August
23 September

Exam Dates

12 April to 23 April
21 June to 9 July
6 September to 17 September
18 October to 14 November

Practical Music Exams RVE

PremierR474
DebutR629
Grade 1R713
Grade 2R810
Grade 3R838
Grade 4R922
Grade 5R1028
Grade 6R1177
Grade 7R1257
Grade 8R1441

Practical Music Exams LVE

PremiereR499
DebutR662
Grade 1R751
Grade 2R824
Grade 3R882
Grade 4R971
Grade 5R1082
Grade 6R1239
Grade 7R1323
Grade 8R1517

Practical Music Exams F2F

PremierR524
DebutR695
Grade 1R789
Grade 2R865
Grade 3R926
Grade 4R1020
Grade 5R1136
Grade 6R1300
Grade 7R1389
Grade 8R1593

Theory Exam Dates & Fees 2021

Deadlines

28 February
30 April
31 October

Exam Dates 

1 March to 15 April
15 May to 31 July
1 November to 22 December

Fees

Debut (Entry Level 3) R538
Grade 1 R645 | Grade 2 R645
Grade 3 R645 | Grade 4 R818
Grade 5 R818 | Grade 6 R990
Grade 7 R990 | Grade 8 R990

RSL South Africa Exam Centres

The listed exam centres below are private centres open for external entries. Venues are dependent on numbers so we cannot guarantee your first choice, but the closest possible venue to your location will be considered.

GAUTENG

Northmead, Benoni Roodepoort, JHB Waterkloof, PTA Vanderbijlpark

FREE STATE

Welkom, Ladybrand, Bloemfontein

K Z N

Hillcrest, Hilton

EASTERN CAPE

Port Elizabeth, George, Jeffreys Bay

CAPE TOWN

Bellville, Parklands

Mpumalanga

Nelspruit

Drum RVE and LVE Exams

We know that there is a big challenge with the drum exams when looking to do either of the two video exams. Here is some advice on doing the RVE and LVE exams on an electronic drum kit.

RSL Graded Music Exam : Drums (Acoustic vs Digital Kits)