We’ve revamped our Practise with Purpose Diary so that you can use it alongside your preparation for your Rockschool video exam.

Unlike our face to face exams, there is no deadline to enter for a video exam, however you must submit your video no later than 3 months after entering. We thought it would be a good idea to support you over this period with a practice diary that will help you to get the most out of your sessions ahead of your exam submission!

Here's Sky Sports cricket commentator and former cricketer, Charles 'Daggers' Dagnall, to give you some insight into how he's been using his diary to get ready for his video exam!

Practising regularly is key to any musician’s development, regardless of where they are on their musical journey. An absolute beginner and an experienced professional will practise in very different ways, but both will need a routine that helps them to maximise their potential by attaining new skills, and then maintaining and building on them.


This practice diary helps you keep track of your daily practice and monitor your own progress. Master a technique, nail a performance piece, and prepare for your next Rockschool exam.

On each page you’ll find space to make notes on your weekly practice routine to ensure that your sessions are as productive as possible, and that you are well prepared for the different sections of the Rockschool exams.


We’ve also included a space for teachers’ comments. Many teachers are still offering video lessons during these difficult times, so be sure to reach out to them and support them if your face to face lessons have been cancelled.

Throughout the diary there are tips to make sure your performance is captured on video in the best way. You can read more about how to make the most of your performance here.

We have included some blank sheet music as well as individual boxes for warm ups, supporting tests, and performance pieces that will allow you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, ultimately leading to more efficient and rewarding practice.

Happy practising!


Rockschool video exams are available worldwide. Think you're ready to practise with purpose and work towards your next grade? Learn more about video exams by clicking the gif below!

Rockschool VIdeo Exams