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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 date.


About Rockschool

Rockschool is a vibrant, contemporary music program of exams and globally recognised qualifications for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano, band-based keyboards and bands. Rockschool specialises in music of the most popular genres in a range of rock, pop, metal and funk styles.

The program offers comprehensive syllabuses and a range of exam support materials including grade books, companion guides, technical handbooks and backing recordings. These are regularly updated by musicians across the academic, music industry and live performance sectors to ensure the music remains current and authentic.

Rockschool is the only exam board that specialises in Rock and Pop music qualifications. Rockschool is not a school: Our qualifications are taught by independent music teachers because the flexible and fun qualifications we produce deliver results.

Rockschool In Australia

Rockschool exams and syllabuses are now being delivered in Australia by AMEB.


Rockschool UK

Rockschool was founded in 1991, with the first Guitar, Bass and Drum syllabus launched in 1993. The Rockschool team has a wide range of experience across the academic, music industry and live performance sectors. This hands on practical experience is what makes Rockschool qualifications and Rockschool Ltd unique as an exam board. Rockschool is a fully accredited exam board that offers music qualifications to musicians of all ages and abilities.


“After tutoring guitar for the past 12 years, it wasn’t until four years ago that a well rounded sensibly graded guitar tuition program was found. The Rockschool program provides a fun way of learning the guitar, giving the students new challenges on each Grade, and providing stability and clear benchmarks for their practice times.”

N. Gliddon – Guitar Tutor

“Rockschool is a fun way to introduce young musicians to some foundational elements of music such as, stylistic versatility, reading music and timekeeping.  I highly recommend Rockschool for any contemporary music program.”

J. Bedoukian – C3 College.

“Rockschool Graded Music Exams help my students to set goals and gain confidence. I love that Rockschool gives them the skills required to be a musician in the real world, and gives them the valuable opportunity of ensemble playing. Kids love this aspect especially!” 

Ms. R. Fuller – Oxford Falls Grammar School and Oakhill College.


The qualifications regulators of England, (Ofqual) Wales, (DfES) and Northern Ireland (CCEA) accredit Rockschool Graded Music Exams, Entry Level (Debut) to Grade 8 plus the Teaching and Performance Diplomas. The qualifications regulator of Scotland (SQA Accreditation) accredit Rockschool Graded Music Exams, Grades 1 to 8.

Rockschool International

Rockschool music qualifications are available around the world. To find out which countries Rockschool have representatives in, visit Rockschool International.

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