2020 Video Exams

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rockschool has introduced two graded exams that can be submitted via video submission.

Performance Certificates (Premiere to Grade 8)

Graded Certificates (Debut to Grade 5)

Performance Certificate

(Premiere to Grade 8)

At all grades you can submit videos for performance certificates.

Candidates will be marked by a Rockschool examiner in exactly the same way that they would be in a face to face exam. Additionally, the examiner will record a short video message to candidates that delivers feedback on the exam performance on top of the usual marksheet feedback.

Candidates can choose to play all five pieces from the Rockschool Graded Book repertoire, or choose to record up to three Free Choice Pieces from the sources listed in the Video Exam Guide below.

Graded Certificate

(Debut to Grade 5)

As part of our response to the current situation, for the next 12 months RSL Awards will also be offering an online alternative for Graded Music Exams which are called Graded Certificates. This is for candidates who cannot attend an examination venue, but would still like to achieve the qualification they have been working towards.

Graded Certificates cover grades Debut to 5 and require the candidates to play three pieces (up to two free choice pieces) and ALL of the technical exercises published in the Rockschool Grade books. These should be recorded by the candidate as a continuous take.

Technical Exercises for Graded Certificate (Debut to 5)