Period B: Rockschool Exams and Extra-Curricular Activities

It’s that time of year again! Summer is just around the corner and many of you will be thinking deeply about your university applications. For those that weren’t aware, RSL's level 3 (Grades 6, 7 and 8) exams carry UCAS points: a vital currency attached to HE applications;  and we love nothing more than to hear success stories from candidates who achieved their goals via this academic boost; and enjoyed a successful journey into the learning institution of their choice (especially when they’re going to study music!).

Extra-curricular study is not only extremely valuable when it comes to proving yourself on paper, but it is also beneficial for enhancing your skills outside the classroom; presenting students as: independent, mature, and personally responsible.  Succeeding in an activity you genuinely enjoy, outside of regular school hours, as also goes a long way to strengthening self-esteem, self-discipline and confidence in achieving goals you have set for yourself.

Including extracurricular activities on a CV also helps the student’s profile stand out from the crowd in a non-educational sense: it suggests initiative,expresses that the student has the ability to motivate themselves without encouragement, and that they have developed great social skills,with a lot of extra-curricular activities being carried out in team-based environments.

Many studies have also shown that students who took part in extra-curricular activities outperformed their peers and improved work habits and behaviour, which is reflective in a high number of head of admissions at universities stating they often look at what potential students are doing outside of their studies, placing added value on extra-curricular activities, due to predicted A-level grades not always being a reliable resource when it comes to evaluating applicants.

When it comes to mastering more than one instrument RSL is the place to start! Multi-instrumentalist can choose from our list of popular instruments, which include: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, keyboard&piano and much more! UCAS points can be added together across all level 3 grades and instruments, so nothing is to stop candidates taking advantage of the opportunity to accrue as many points as possible.

Summer Exams 2018

If you would like to gain a music qualification, and UCAS points, before sending off the uni applications, please be aware that the deadline for the RSL Period B  is set for the 1st April 2018  with examinations taking place 1st May – 31 July

To enter for your exam you can enter here 

Contact Us!

If you would like to share some additional benefits you have experienced as a result of an extra curriculum activities, please email

Best of luck!

The RSL Team