Certificate exams are also available for groups comprising any combination of instruments and/or voices. Groups may be of any size and consist of any combination of instrumentalists and/or singers who wish to gain recognition for their skills in ensemble performance. Groups can range from two performers (eg piano duets, or violin and piano), through trios, quartets and quintets, to wind bands, full orchestras and choirs. Any groupings are permitted, and there is no maximum number of participants.
Our music certificate exams are open to all candidates, with no age restrictions or other limitations. There is no requirement to have passed lower levels, theory exams or other qualifications.
Choose from three levels of assessment representing key stages of musical development.
Equivalent grade level
Piece choice and programming
Piano duet, piano six hands
Candidates entering for a group certificate exam as a piano duet or piano six hands should present a balanced programme drawn from the repertoire lists below. Own-choice pieces may comprise up to one-third of the performance duration but are not obligatory.
Candidates entering for group certificate exams as any other type of group should present a programme consisting entirely of own-choice pieces. No repertoire lists are provided (except in the case of choral certificates, for which suggested repertoire lists are available below).
Candidates entering for group certificate exams (except where repertoire lists are provided) should use the pieces listed for solo certificates as a guide for selecting own-choice pieces that will enable all members of the group to demonstrate performance at the level of the exam being taken.
For full details (including how long your performance should be), please see the syllabus and repertoire lists.Piano duet repertoire lists Piano 6 hands repertoire lists Choral repertoire lists
Full details (including our procedures, syllabus requirements, what to expect, and what to bring with you) can be found in our Information & Regulations.
Exam report forms are released typically within 1-2 weeks, enabling candidates to benefit from the detailed feedback whilst the exam experience is still recent. Certificates usually follow 4 weeks later. Occasionally, we may not be able to release the exam result straight away. Further details about this can be found on our music syllabus Infringements page. For any other questions, please see our music exam help pages.Information & Regulations Music syllabus infringements Music exam help