Partner Organisations

Pauline Quirke Academy

RSL Awards is delighted to have partnered with Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) to provide PQA students with the opportunity to gain performing arts qualifications.

RSL was founded on an ethos to provide innovative, contemporary qualifications for the Creative Industries. We pride ourselves on delivering the most academically rigorous, industry-relevant qualifications designed to support aspiring artists, educators and teaching establishments – wherever they may be.

The RSL PQA partnership sees the launch of two new unregulated qualifications; RSL PQA Stage & Screen Awards (Individually Assessed) and RSL PQA Stage & Screen Awards (Group Assessed) from Grades 1–8.

Why RSL PQA Qualifications?

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Education Excellence

With a reputation for excellence, RSL is committed to providing high quality education and training through its syllabuses, examinations, music and resources. RSL advocates an open access approach to qualifications, providing a range of syllabuses, designed to accommodate a wide variety of candidates of different ages, experience and levels of achievement.


Shared Ethos

The ethos of PQA is “Be Yourself, Be Amazing”. PQA is more than just an opportunity for young people to learn about the performing and creative arts, it is a community where students and staff flourish in a safe and supportive environment and a place where young people learn how to live their authentic lives.



RSL PQA Awards provide a flexible progression route for students. They are a positive means of determining progress, and enable students to develop the necessary techniques to progress to higher grades, and from there to HE courses in Drama, Musical Theatre or Film/TV. In addition, the skills learnt and developed through studying for a PQA Stage & Screen Award can have a hugely positive impact on a student’s future life and career, as a result of improved communication and presentation skills, and increased confidence.

Supporting Documentation, Teaching Support & Submissions Info

Please hit the button below to access all the RSL PQA syllabus specifications and teaching support documentation. You will also be able to submit your results on this page too.

To access this page and download the documentation you will need to enter the password given to you by PQA Headquarters!


If you’re interested in discussing how RSL Awards can provide your organisation access to regulated qualifications, please get in touch!

Performance Arts Awards

Explore RSL’s regulated PAA Qualifications in Musical Theatre, Dance, Speech and Drama!


Digital Files

For the RSL shop we’ve chosen the most widely used media for ease of use and flexibility when transferring across different devices.

Every complete digital book (e.g. Electric Guitar Grade 1) includes:

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

Download Limits

We know downloading digital content can be frustrating at times which is why we’ve given you multiple chances to download your audio and sheet music.

Each complete digital book purchased includes:

  • 5 audio downloads
  • 3 sheet music downloadsThis means if you misplace your content, or if your download times-out, you’ll still have plenty of attempts to download your content.

Purchase Options

1. Hard Copy

The hard copy or paperback version can be purchased from our shop for shipping to the UK. Orders for shipping to other countries can be placed via The paperback version includes everything you need for your exam in one essential book, including sheet music, a code for access to MP3 audio and complete supporting tests.

2. Digital Download (where applicable)

Digital downloads is the most popular way of purchasing and downloading a Rockschool book, track or supporting test. Rockschool digital book downloads come complete with PDF sheet music, MP3 audio and supporting tests for instant accessibility on all your favourite devices.

Note: Digital sheet music is stamped with your email address and order number.

3. Digital Download + E-Book Access

The RSL e-books, utilising Learning Platform technology powered by MatchMySound, are the ultimate practise tool, giving you the ability to master your instrument like never before.

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