Your Rockschool summer is served! Brand new summer window for Rockschool graded music exams 2020...

We’ve taken onboard a plethora of feedback from our teachers, students, parents and partners asking us to accommodate a summer exam period, and as such, for the first time ever in Rockschool history, we’re opening another examination window from 17th August – 30th September for you to earn your Rockschool qualification this summer.

Restrictions on travelling abroad for holidays has freed-up more time for candidates to prepare and take their exam during the summer holidays. Don’t forget, a summer jaunt to your local exam centre won’t result in a two-week mandatory quarantine!

Even though lockdown measures in the UK and Ireland continue to ease, your safety is our number one priority. We’ve introduced a number of safety protocols and procedures, working closely with all our examiners and exam centres so you can enter for and complete your Rockschool exam with the confidence that everyone’s safety is paramount.

Summer exams dates for your diary:

  • Entry Window: 1st – 31st July 2020
  • Exam Period: 17th August – 30th September

ENTRY FOR YOUR GRADED MUSIC EXAM OPENS 1ST JULY!

What types of exams are available? The inside scoop:

Face-to-face exams:


The safety of our candidates, examiners and centre partners is paramount and we will be implementing strict safety guidelines (download here) to ensure a safe examination experience and so candidates can enter for their exam with confidence before midnight on Friday 31st July 2020.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ROCKSCHOOL'S EXAM CENTRE SAFETY PROTOCOLS!

Video Exams:


Environmentally friendly and available worldwide, this digital solution shows our commitment to providing the most accessible exam experience possible. RSL can accept and mark two types of graded music exams: Performance Certificate (Available at all Grades) and Graded Certificate (Available at Debut – Grade 5).

LEARN MORE ABOUT ROCKSCHOOL VIDEO EXAMS!

Free Choice Piece Expansion:


For Piano, Keyboard, Vocals, and Acoustic Guitar, music in genres other than popular music which is set for exams of other recognised boards will be automatically accepted as free choice pieces for the equivalent grade. Pieces will be assessed through examination in exactly the same way as our standard repertoire using the published assessment criteria, thereby maintaining our rigorous academic standards.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EXPANSION TO OUR FREE CHOICE PIECE CRITERIA!

ENTRY FOR YOUR GRADED MUSIC EXAM OPENS 1ST JULY!

RSL Awards are aiming to run exams at our centres across the UK and Ireland as normal, though in the current climate, some venues may be amending their availability and opening hours. Please see our list of centres here to check availability.

Should your local centre not be available to run exams, then please contact us and one of our team will be able to discuss an alternative – info@rslawards.com