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Latest exam updates

Practical Session 2 Update – Oman

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we’re working hard on solutions to ensure they can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity. However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be postponing the entry period for Session 2 Practical exams and we will provide an update about the exams scheduled for November - December as soon as we can.

We will provide updates about future exams sessions as soon as we can and our Representative will provide further guidance in due course.

We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support at this difficult time.

Our new Percussion Syllabus is designed to offer a flexible approach to percussion assessment. There are exams at Grades 1-8 in Snare Drum, Timpani and Tuned Percussion as individual, standalone subjects. We also offer a Percussion (Combined) exam at Grades 1-8 to allow candidates to demonstrate their skills in all three subjects.

Percussion exams consist of three pieces, studies or scales and arpeggios, sight-reading and aural tests. Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve a Pass, 120 to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.

Select a grade using the links below to view the syllabus and supporting materials for that grade.

Percussion from 2020, Grades 1 to 8

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Supporting apps

Music Case

Music Case is a free practice app that helps students to understand the progress they are making over time, increasing their motivation to keep learning.

Aural Trainer

Aural Trainer features interactive challenges to develop your aural skills and make aural practice more engaging.

Music Theory Trainer

Music Theory Trainer helps bring music theory to life with fun and engaging challenges at Grades 1–5.

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