About our assessments

Our assessments are an effective and reliable way to motivate learners. They provide carefully structured syllabus requirements, progressive goals to work towards, an objective evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses in a learner’s performance and recognition for achievement.

Preparing for and taking these exams encourages learners to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding, something that provides a foundation for future musical learning and activities of all kinds.

Performance Grades

In addition to our Practical Grades, and other assessments listed below, we also offer Performance Grades. In these digital exams, candidates present a continuous programme of four pieces or songs and the assessment includes a focus on ‘performance as a whole’. The exam is assessed from a video recording, which the candidate submits to us for assessment.

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