Guidance for remotely-assessed Performance Grades
- Candidates taking a remotely-assessed exam make a continuous video recording of their performance, which they submit using our online exam booking service.
- For Performance Grades, candidates perform four pieces – three from the syllabus and a fourth of their own choice. See the relevant syllabus for full information.
- Once uploaded, the exam recording is assessed and marked by a member of our examiner panel. We then issue the result and mark form online, followed by a certificate in the post for successful candidates.
Guidance for taking a remotely-assessed Performance Grade
You must read the full ‘Guidance for remotely-assessed Performance Grade exams’ before you make any exam recordings. The full guidance document covers in detail how to record and submit a Performance Grade video.
Special arrangements for accompaniment
We normally require live accompaniment, as detailed in the relevant syllabuses. However, while social distancing requirements are in place, we are offering flexibility to singers and instrumentalists who must usually have an accompanist (or duet partner) on the day of their exam. There are a number of options available, which we will accept for remotely-assessed exams until at least 31 October 2021. Arrangements beyond 31 October are subject to review.
For detailed information about the exam requirements, please read the Qualification Specification (PDF) and relevant syllabus.