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Music Certificate Exams

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Certificate exams consist of a performance of pieces without the assessment of Technical Work or Supporting Tests. They are available for the majority of instruments at 3 levels:

Title

Approximate Grade equivalent

Foundation Certificate

Grade 3 

Intermediate Certificate

Grade 5  (or pre-2007 First Concert Certificate)

Advanced Certificate

Grade 8  (or pre-2007 Performer's Certificate)

Each exam requires a performance of pieces in accordance with a time duration:

Certificate Exam

Programme duration* (minutes)

Exam duration (minutes)

Foundation

8-10

13

Intermediate

15-20

23

Advanced

25-30

33

* This time limit refers to the total duration of all the pieces performed, including breaks between movements but does not include:

  • Arrival/departure time
  • Setting up
  • Tuning
  • Breaks or pauses between items

 

Own choice repertoire is permitted, please click here for details.

Presentation skills are assessed, including programme planning and notes.

There are no Supporting Tests or Technical Work.

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