What's in the exam?
- Scales & arpeggios
- Aural tests
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Latest exam updates
Practical Session 3 update
We are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity. However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 3 Practical exams scheduled for October - December. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.
We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades internationally starting before the end of 2020 and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.
Music Theory Exam update – session C
We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering our Music Theory exams as usual this November. These exams will all be paper-based and available for Grades 1 to 8, using the existing ‘from 2018’ Music Theory syllabus.
Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.
There are nine grades of assessment. Select a grade using the links below in order to view the syllabus and supporting materials for that grade.
Selected pieces, scales & sight-reading to support the new Initial Grade Double Bass syllabus.
A graded selection of double bass repertoire.
Practice material for those preparing for Double Bass exams.
New editions offering support to teachers preparing students for Practical exams.