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-

rounded musician.

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
musical ability

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
musical tastes

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
your exams

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 Vocals Grades will equip you with the music theory and technique you need to take your singing to a higher level.

You’ll earn an internationally recognised qualification by performing songs chosen from a huge repertoire, expanding your vocabulary as a vocalist and developing your voice.

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

  • Technical work

  • Sight Reading or Improvisation

  • Ear tests

  • General Musicianship Questions 

A Performance Certificate is:
  • 5 performance pieces — 3 of which can be Free Choice Pieces