Are you interested in starting to prep for an exam or wanting to enter an exam, then this info is for you….

At BSM we teach a variation of syllabus designed for the student, for those wishing to take a graded exam we use the following examining bodies ABRSM, LCM, TRINITY, RGT and RSL (ROCKSCHOOL). Taking an exam is a great way of testing your ability from the early initial stages for the beginner, to the intermediate player at grades 5/6 and the more advance students wishing to take up to grade 8 and onto Diploma level. We will help you achieve this and although it takes a fair amount of skill it also is achieved through hard work of practice and discipline. Always speak with your tutor to see what syllabus is the best option for you from jazz, classical and rock there are many options to choose from.

Examination Costs

The exam fees are set by each examining body and are subject to change each year. Prices for the exams can be found on the examinations website or please contact us for up-to-date information. It is important to remember also that if you play a solo instrument you may need an accompanist and this will be an additional cost paid to the pianist for a rehearsal prior to the exam, travel and accompaniment on the day of exam.

UCAS Points

Students who take exams and gain qualifications at grades 6 to 8 benefit from UCAS points, which can be used as part of a university or college application. Points are awarded for taking either practical or theory examinations. Please visit the UCAS website for current information.