Exam Structure

Candidates could freely choose the assessment content in particular sections.



Technical Work

3 pairs of Technical Exercises

Supporting tests

Grade Initial – 5
(Choose Any 2 Tests)

  • Sight Reading
  • Aural
  • Improvisation
  • Musical Knowledge

Grade 6 – 8

  • Sight Reading
  • Aural or Improvisation

Piano Brass Woodwind & Jazz Woodwind Percussion Singing Strings: Bowed Strings & Harp Electronic Keyboard & Organ Guitar: Classical & Plectrum Theory of Music


Piano Syllabus 2018-2020 & Singing Syllabus 2018-2021
  • The new syllabuses are valid from January 2018. There is a one-year overlap arrangement during which the old 2015-2017 syllabus remains valid. During this calendar year, candidates may offer pieces and technical work from either syllabus but NOT a mixture of both.

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Supporting Tests

  • Please ensure all candidates are using the new aural and improvisation tests (which came into operation in 2017).
  • Sight-reading and Musical knowledge tests have not changed.

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