Rockschool's Band Exams are perfect for people who are in a band, learning together. The exams are taken with all instruments playing the parts from the grade books together, as a group.
The ability to play realistic parts while interacting with other musicians is invaluable training in itself and a feature that isn't available in any other syllabus.
Rockschool's Band Exams are accredited and have respective
QCF credit values and
Click on a specific grade below to view more information.
These qualifications are accredited with:
Key Facts About Band Exams
Some facts about band exams:
- Band exams are offered in Guitar, Bass, Drums and Band Based Keyboards at Grades 3, 5 and 8
- Bands can be three piece (Guitar, Bass and Drums) or four piece (Guitar, Bass, Drums and Band Based Keyboards)
- Band exams are Performance Certificates, so consist of 5 performance pieces and no other tests or exercises
- Candidates can either perform five out of the six pieces printed in the Grade Books, or three pieces from the Grade Books and two free choice pieces. For guidance about writing a piece or choosing a piece of established repertoire please go to the
Free Choice Pieces section of this website
For full details of requirements of the performance pieces, please see the respective Syllabus Guide by following one of these links:
For the repertoire available at each grade, see the respective Grade Book, available for each instrument at each grade from
For Band Exam timings
Rockschool has a long list of exam centres all across the UK and internationally. You can
locate an exam centre
by using our centre search tool.