You’re in great hands with Rockschool.

It is fair to say that 2020 has been a year like no other! We’re delighted to bring you back a sense of normality with Rockschool’s winter face-to-face graded music exam period going ahead as planned. Of course, the safety of our examiners, candidates, staff and parents is still our number one priority, so our thorough safety protocols and procedures are here to stay.

This years’ winter exams will be taking place between the 1st November and 18th December, so wrap up your months of lockdown practise by earning your next Rockschool grade!

Rockschool winter exam dates 2020 for your diary:

  • Exam Entry Deadline: 30th October 2020
  • Exam Period: 1st November – 18th December 2020

ENTER NOW FOR YOUR ROCKSCHOOL GRADED MUSIC EXAM

Which exam type is best for you?

Face-to-face Exams


Do not fear, our face-to-face exams are here! All Rockschool face-to-face exams are subject to strict safety guidelines, so you can enter for your exam with the confidence that your safety is our number one priority.

DOWNLOAD THE ROCKSCHOOL EXAM SAFETY GUIDANCE

Recorded Video Exams


Rockschool's digital exam solution! If you’d prefer to stay at home this winter – whether that be for health reasons or hot-chocolate-in-front-of-the-fire reasons (we support this) – you can still achieve your goals from wherever you are. Living room, bedroom, igloo…

Both the Performance Certificate (available at all grades) or Graded Certificate (available at Debut – Grade 5) can be examined as a video exam. More about that below!

LEARN MORE ABOUT ROCKSCHOOL'S VIDEO EXAMS

For more information about our Live Video Exams, please email info@rslawards.com

Free Choice Piece Expansion


We are still accepting music from other recognised exam boards so you can get the grade that you deserve. Music in genres other than popular music, including classical, which is set for exams of other recognised boards will be automatically accepted as free choice pieces for the equivalent grade (applicable for Piano, Keyboard, Vocals and Acoustic Guitar). These performance pieces will be assessed in the same way as our own repertoire using the published RSL Awards assessment criteria, thus maintaining our high academic standards.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FREE CHOICE PIECE EXPANSION

How to book your Rockschool exam...

Our online exam entry process is extremely simple. Whether you are taking an exam face-to-face or via video, you just need to fill out the online booking form which you can find here...

ENTER NOW FOR YOUR ROCKSCHOOL GRADED MUSIC EXAM

Simply log in (or make an account if you haven’t already!), and follow the step-by-step process, filling in the details about which exam you would like to take. Once you've submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email from RSL Awards.

Once the confirmation is received, you can sit back and relax (and practise!). We will be in contact with you about your face-to-face exam date, or your deadline date for video submission, in due course. We give a minimum of two weeks' notice before a face-to-face exam but always aim for 4 wherever possible. An email notification will be sent to the address on the account which made the online entry.

For more information on the Rockschool exam process, please head over to our FAQs page...

READ THE ROCKSCHOOL EXAM FAQs