Rockschool puts performance at the heart of vocal exams. Each grade has a wide choice of repertoire that covers all the key skills required at that level. With songs from Adele, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran and Kings of Leon in the syllabus, candidates can perform the music they love AND get a qualification.
Rockschool's vocal qualifications are offered at grades 1-8. They're also accredited and have respective
QCF credit values and
Click on a specific grade below to view more information.
These qualifications are accredited with:
Grade Exam or Performance Certificate?
To help you decide which exam is best for you:
- Sight reading or improvisation (quick study piece at Grade 6-8)
- Ear tests
- General musicianship questions
Exam Dates, Fees & Exam Centres
exam dates and fees
are available online as well as a
list of our exam centres.
Rockschool's 2014-2017 Vocals Syllabus features 96 songs from the world’s biggest recording artists for male and female singers to use in their exam.
Individual books are available at each grade (1-8) and these are split into male and female with six songs in each and backing tracks provided on a download card.
Candidates may mix and match the pieces as they wish.
Candidates are also permitted to change the key of any song according to their range.
In this situation an edited backing track must be provided to the examiner at the beginning of the exam.
In addition to the new repertoire found in the 2014 Vocals Syllabus we've also updated our
wider repertoire list to give you even more choice in your exam.
Changeover Information - Old and New Vocals Syllabus
You can take a vocals graded exam with the old Vocals syllabus until the end of period B, 2015. See full changeover information.