November 19, 2017

Grades

Tuition is offered to help students pass grade exams in guitar and bass.

Which type of exam to take often depends on the preferred playing style of students, and which they feel will be the most interesting and beneficial syllabus to follow.

Rockschool: tuition is offered for electric guitar and bass exams

RGT: tuition is offered for electric and acoustic guitar, and electric bass exams

ABRSM: tuition is offered for classical guitar exams

As well as helping to gauge progress and development, grades can help when studying music at higher levels. Grades 3, 4 and 5 are equivalent to the performance level needed when studying GCSE music, and grades 5 – 8 are equivalent to AS, A2 and BTEC (FE), performance standards. Extra marks can even be gained when playing grade pieces for performances. When applying for courses at degree level (HE), grades 6 – 8 also count towards UCAS points and are added to points gained from A2 level and BTEC qualifications.