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Trinity College, London

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Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

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Rock School

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Online Grade Exams

Introduction

Graded music exam is a structured framework for a musician to progress systematically. It lays foundation & takes a well rounded approach to improve the skills.

Exam Boards

We train students from beginner to Grade 8 for following international certifying schools.

  • Trinity School of Music, London
  • Rock School, London
  • Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM), London
Eligibility Criteria

The exams are open to all with no age restrictions or any qualifications. There is no requirement to have passed lower grades to appear for higher grades, however the grades show a systematic progress and builds confidence in terms of mastery of the respective instrument.

Duration

There are two parts in learning

  1. Students will be taught / guided by the tutors (Guided Learning Hours)
  2. Student will have to practise independently to master the taught lessons. (Independent learning hours)

Given below is the recommended time commitment needed across each grade, however this should be used more as a guidance.

Grade Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Independent Learning Hours (ILH) Total Qualification Hours (GLH + ILH)
Initial / Beginner 8 32 40
Grade 1 12 48 60
Grade 2 18 72 90
Grade 3 18 102 120
Grade 4 24 126 150
Grade 5 24 156 180
Grade 6 36 184 220
Grade 7 48 222 270
Grade 8 54 266 320
Source: Qualification specifications for Graded Exams 2020-23, Trinity College, London
Giving Exams & Certification

Students can give exams both online and offline, but given the current situation we strongly recommend online exams. We will help you in the entire process right from booking theexam, helping you in the video recording, submission of the video file and getting the certification.

Trinity School, London

Each exam has 3 sections. They are different across each level, but given below is the framework for assessment.

No Section Content for Assessment Marks
1 Music Performance 2 Songs, Each 25 marks 50
2 Technical Focus Song A technical focus song chosen from the relevant Trinity songbook, containing specific technical elements, played to a backing track 30
3 Overall Performance assess key musical skills across the entire performance 20
Total 100
Source: Digital Graded Exams, Nov'2020, Trinity College, London
Assessment & Marking

Exams of all the three schools are assessed by external examiners of the respective schools.

Mark Attainment Level
87-100 Distinction
75-86 Merit
60-74 Pass
45-59 Below Pass 1
0-44 Below Pass 2
Source: Qualification specifications for Graded Exams 2020-23, Trinity College, London
RockSchool

At each grade you have the option of taking one of two different types of examination - Grade Certificate & Performance Certificate. You can get certified through online exam upto Grade 5 & Grade 8 in Grade Certificate & Performance Certificate respectively.

1.Grade Exam

Grade Exam is a mixture of music performances, technical work and tests.

2.Performance Certificate

In a Performance Certificate you play five pieces. Up to three of these can be Free Choice Pieces.

Assessment & Marking
Grade Certificate (Video) : Debut - Grade 5
Element Pass Merit Distinction
Performance Piece 1 12 - 14 out of 20 15 - 17 out of 20 18+ out of 20
Performance Piece 2 12 - 14 out of 20 15 - 17 out of 20 18+ out of 20
Performance Piece 3 12 - 14 out of 20 15 - 17 out of 20 18+ out of 20
Technical Exercises 12 - 14 out of 20 15 - 17 out of 20 18+ out of 20
Total Marks 60%+ 74%+ 90%+


Performance Certificate (Video) : Debut - Grade 8
Element Pass Merit Distinction
Performance Piece 1 12 - 14 out of 20 15 - 17 out of 20 18+ out of 20
Performance Piece 2 12 - 14 out of 20 15 - 17 out of 20 18+ out of 20
Performance Piece 3 12 - 14 out of 20 15 - 17 out of 20 18+ out of 20
Performance Piece 4 12 - 14 out of 20 15 - 17 out of 20 18+ out of 20
Performance Piece 5 12 - 14 out of 20 15 - 17 out of 20 18+ out of 20
Total Marks 60%+ 74%+ 90%+
(Source: https://www.rslawards.com/rockschool/video-exams/)

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