At Rockschool we want to ensure that our qualifications are as accessible as possible. We are constantly looking to ensure that candidates are getting the best possible service, and during our regular development reviews we made the decision that the naming of our qualifications should align better with other UK regulated Awarding Bodies.

We think this will make it clearer and easier for schools, universities, and other academic institutions to use the qualifications. Our regulators and the Universities and Colleges Admission Service have been informed about the changes made.

There will be no change to the examination experience and there is no change to the value of this regulated qualification. Below is a list of the minor changes made.

QANOld titleNew title
601/3895/6RSL Entry Level Award in Popular Music Performance (Entry 2)RSL Entry level Award in Graded Examination in Music Performance (Entry 2)
501/0370/2RSL Entry Level Award in Popular Music Performance (Entry 3)RSL Entry level Award in Graded Examination in Music Performance (Entry 3)
501/0391/XRSL Level 1 Award in Popular Music Performance - Grade 1RSL Level 1 Award in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 1
501/0646/6RSL Level 1 Award in Popular Music Performance - Grade 2RSL Level 1 Award in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 2
501/0647/8RSL Level 1 Award in Popular Music Performance - Grade 3RSL Level 1 Award in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 3
501/0389/1RSL Level 2 Certificate in Popular Music Performance - Grade 4RSL Level 2 Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 4
501/0643/0RSL Level 2 Certificate in Popular Music Performance - Grade 5RSL Level 2 Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 5
501/0390/8RSL Level 3 Certificate in Popular Music Performance - Grade 6RSL Level 3 Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 6
501/0645/4RSL Level 3 Certificate in Popular Music Performance - Grade 7RSL Level 3 Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 7
501/0648/XRSL Level 3 Certificate in Popular Music Performance - Grade 8RSL Level 3 Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 8
603/4144/0RSL Level 3 Certificate in Popular Music Performance - Grade 8 Piano & KeyboardsRSL Level 3 Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 8 Piano & Keyboards
603/4143/9RSL Level 3 Certificate in Popular Music Performance - Grade 7 Piano & KeyboardsRSL Level 3 Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 7 Piano & Keyboards
603/4142/7RSL Level 3 Certificate in Popular Music Performance - Grade 6 Piano & KeyboardsRSL Level 3 Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 6 Piano & Keyboards
603/4152/XRSL Level 2 Certificate in Popular Music Performance - Grade 5 Piano & KeyboardsRSL Level 2 Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 5 Piano & Keyboards
603/4151/8RSL Level 2 Certificate in Popular Music Performance - Grade 4 Piano & KeyboardRSL Level 2 Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 4 Piano & Keyboards