We're delighted to be able to bring the full RSL Awards graded exam experience to your front room, digitally, in real time!
RSL's Live Stream Digital Exams allows an examiner to be beamed from a remote location directly to the candidate via a live stream, giving every candidate the opportunity to demonstrate their musical learning irrespective of their geographical location.
We’re building on our ethos of delivering accessible and outstanding examination experiences by enabling candidates to enjoy the exam experience from their own home or your venue via live stream.
Please visit our help centre or download the Live Stream Digital Exams 'Getting Started' guide and 'Candidate Guidance' document in order to read all the information about these exams. We also have some useful videos linked further down this page!
RSL's Live Stream Digital Exams gives the candidate the ability to control their exam environment. This is our commitment to overcoming any performance anxieties suffered by the candidate, lockdown restrictions caused by the pandemic, and any mobility or travel limitations denying a candidate access to an RSL exam centre. Live Stream Exams really are a great option for those living in areas without an exam venue close by.
Live Stream Digital Exams follow the exact same structure as our much loved face-to-face exams, with an examiner based in a remote location beamed to your device in real time. Live Stream Exams are available across the full suite of Rockschool and RSL Classical instruments and grades, with both the Graded Exam and Performance Certificate exam formats remaining the same.
As with RSL's Recorded Digital Exams, the Live Stream Digital Exams impact on the environment is almost negligible. Accessible worldwide, we're doing everything we can to leave a sustainable, healthy landscape for future generations of aspiring musicians!
Live Stream Digital Exams are conducted by video conference between the candidate and the examiner based at another location. Backing tracks, confidential audio and visual materials are presented to the candidate via streams controlled by the examiner.
We've put together two comprehensive guides to make sure your candidate meets the necessary requirements for these exams. In order to be fully prepared, you will need to ensure your setup is correct and working. You will also need to have downloaded and installed the required software. This needs to be done ahead of the scheduled exam date. Candidates will not be able to take their exam if this has not been done in advance of the exam.
Our examiners need to be able to:
Please download the Live Stream Digital Exams 'Getting Started' guide and 'Candidate Guidance' document below for the full technical requirements for these exams.
Number of Pieces: 3
Technical Exercises: Examiner Selection of Scales, Arpeggios/Broken Chords, and Technical Studies
Unseen Tests: Sight Reading OR Improvisation, Ear Test, and General Musicianship Questions
Number of Pieces: 5
Technical Exercises: None
Unseen Tests: None
Candidates may choose to play up to five pieces for a Performance Certificate, or three pieces for a Graded Exam all from the repertoire lists of another UK Accredited Examination Board. Please see our Free Choice Pieces page for more information.
Exams can be booked online and are available now.
All candidates at Grades 6 to 8 are required to show valid photographic identification when attending or recording their examination.
Any official documentation which includes photographic ID may be used such as:
Candidates who do not possess valid photographic ID must instead complete a ‘Photographic ID Form’, including a current photograph of the candidate and witnessed by a parent/guardian, teacher or other nominated person, and present this in place of photo ID.