Get Graded with Rockschool
Master your instrument, find out what level you’re at or simply earn a globally recognised qualification that’s truly valuable whether you’re in Sydney or Shanghai.
Please be advised that due to new regulatory requirements by Rockschool’s certification body in the UK, Ofqual, all Rockschool reports will now be moderated in the UK before being released. This will result in a longer wait for both results and certificates.
Enrollers and teachers can now expect to receive their
students’ results and certificates 5-7 weeks after the exam
Structure your Approach to Learning
Choose Your Weapon
We're passionate about all the major rock
instruments. Whether you're an indie
guitarist, metal drummer or pop pianist
we've got a grade exam that will help you
become a more accomplished and well-
The world's original and best
rock and pop grades
Rockschool released its first guitar, bass
and drums Grade Exams in 1991 to offer
rock and pop musicians the same access
and support to qualifications and training
as traditional musicians.
Rock and Pop Grades for all
levels and abilities
We'll take you from complete beginner
(Entry Level 2) to professional standard
(Grade 8) at a pace that suits you. We've
made sure the learning curve is gradual,
challenging and rewarding.
A true measure of your
A Rockschool Grade is a true gauge of
your playing and musical ability. What
you'll learn is tailored to fit real-world
music situations and your exams are
based on performance.
Specialist styles to suit your
Our performance pieces are focused on
the most popular contemporary genres
and written to put every ounce of you
r technique and performing ability to the
Play Free Choice Pieces in
At each grade you can pick your own
songs to play in your exam, as well as
Rockschool's own compositions. They
can be any you like, just bring the sheet
music and audio to your exam.
Rockschool’s Band Exams are perfect for people who are in a band, learning together. The exams are taken at Grade 3, 5 and 8 with all instrumentalists 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.
Grade Exam or Performance Certificate?
At every grade we give you the
option of sitting a Grade Exam
or Performance Certificate.
A Grade Exam is:
3 performance pieces — 2 of which can be free choice pieces
Sight Reading or Improvisation
General Musicianship Questions
A Performance Certificate is:
5 performance pieces — 3 of which can be Free Choice Pieces