Rockschool Private Exams are exam days hosted at a venue of your choice, enabling your students to sit their Graded Exam in the comfort of a familiar setting, using equipment they are accustomed to. Students often prefer this format due to this familiarity, whilst it also reduces the amount of time spent outside of school.
For teachers, this introduces a higher degree of flexibility as the exam date itself is not limited to specific Exam Periods, like our public examinations. All private centres are given access to discounts on official Rockschool publications, as well as additional resources and support to help make each learners experience as enjoyable as possible.
Your Regional Exams Officer
To contact your regional exams officer and discuss your needs in more detail, please send us a message:
Times and Fees
Please use this table to identify how many exam entries will create an exam day.
A full day is 8 hours (6.5 hours of exams plus and examiner break), with a half day set at 4 hours minimum. Please see our exam fees here for Face-to-face exams, Recorded Video Exams & Live-streamed Exams.
|Grade||Full Exam (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Ukulele and Piano)||Full Exam(Vocals)||Performance Certificate(Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Ukulele and Piano)||Performance Certificate(Vocals)||Music Production||Theory|
|Premiere||10 minutes||10 minutes|
|Debut||15 minutes||12 minutes||60 minutes|
|1||20 minutes||25 minutes||15 minutes||25 minutes||45 minutes||90 minutes|
|2||20 minutes||25 minutes||15 minutes||25 minutes||45 minutes||90 minutes|
|3||25 minutes||30 minutes||18 minutes||25 minutes||45 minutes||90 minutes|
|4||25 minutes||30 minutes||22 minutes||25 minutes||50 minutes||120 minutes|
|5||25 minutes||30 minutes||22 minutes||25 minutes||50 minutes||120 minutes|
|6||30 minutes||36 minutes||25 minutes||30 minutes||70 minutes||180 minutes|
|7||32 minutes||36 minutes||25 minutes||30 minutes||70 minutes||180 minutes|
|8||32 minutes||36 minutes||28 minutes||30 minutes||70 minutes||180 minutes|
A Rockschool Public Exam takes place in an exam centre, which is open to any/all candidate looking for a venue to take their exam in their region. All listed venues are viewable on our national centre map with exams held on specified dates within each of our Exam Periods: (A: Spring, B: Summer and C: Autumn). All dates are confirmed after each closing date at the latest.
These centres are particularly valuable if you are receiving or delivering tuition independently and would require a local venue to host exams. We give our public centres a fee for hosting an event and promote them on our national centre map. We also offer other deals on our publications to help support greater engagement with Rockschool materials and exams.
Public Day Key Information:
Your Regional Exams Officer
Please contact your regional exams officer to discuss your needs in more detail: