Enter for your Electric Guitar exam in four quick steps

The February to March deadline is 14 December

Rockschool's Guitar Grades are designed from the ground up to take you from absolute beginner to pro-grade player. As well as earning an internationally recognised qualification, you'll master music theory, learn sight reading and develop proficient technique by focusing on your favourite music.

Electric Guitar grades with a difference.

Plot your Stylistic Specialism

For every Electric Guitar Grade you can plot your stylistic specialism, meaning you'll develop an in-depth understanding of the style of electric guitar you love.

Free Choice Pieces

Play your favourite electric guitar tracks in your exam; metal, indie, rock, prog… the choice is yours! Learn more.

Digital Downloads – Now available!

Download your favourite Rockschool Electric Guitar titles directly from the RSL Shop to use instantly on your smartphone, tablet, desktop and laptop. Learn more.

UCAS Points

For Grades 6, 7 and 8, you can supersize your university application, with up to 30 UCAS points awarded at Grade 8. Learn more.

Theoretical Grounding

Every Rockschool Electric Guitar Grade has been designed to give you a solid understanding of musical theory, enabling you to confidently articulate your musical talents.

Supporting Video

We have supporting videos for electric guitarists on our YouTube channel that will help you perfect the core skills and techniques learnt at each grade. Visit the RSL YouTube Channel.


Completing a Rockschool Guitar Grade is a rewarding experience, we'll get you on your path to success in no-time. To get started, simply grab your Guitar book from the shop.

Guitar Syllabus

Get a copy of the Premiere syllabus:

Guitar Syllabus (92KB, .pdf)

Get a copy of the Debut - Grade 8 syllabus:

Guitar Syllabus (1.3MB, .pdf)

Find a Centre

We have guitar centres all across the UK and in 38 other countries around the globe. Find your nearest UK centre.

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Find a Teacher

Looking for a guitar teacher, or a teacher for another instrument? We can help! Find a teacher.

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Dates & Fees

Next exam period:
1 February – 31 March

Next closing date:
14 December
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Exam fee:
£34.00 - 92.00
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Guitar Books

Instantly download everything you need for your guitar exam from the RSL shop...