Exams and scholarships
I coach pupils towards exams from either of the two main syllabuses – Associated Board and Trinity Board. These exams cover the curricular levels set in upper schools for scholarship level of music. I can give recommendations and references for achievements of this calibre. Exam grades also tie in closely with requirements of schools, colleges and universities. RQF credits can be achieved and good passes at Grades 6, 7 and 8 will contribute UCAS points students need when applying for university.
ABRSM have recently added a performance exam where candidates upload 4 performances on a continuous video with no technical work, sight reading or aural tests required. No doubt the introduction of these new performance exams have been hastened by the changing landscape caused by COVID19. This is a permanent and equally valid alternative to the traditional syllabus which has itself been revised with less technical work. Both carry equal RQF credits.