Rock & Pop Digital Exams

The Digital Rock & Pop Grades were developed to allow graded examinations to continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The examinations are available for all the Trinity College London Rock & Pop instruments. They enable the candidate to record their exam pieces with one of our trained exam facilitators. We will then submit the video recording and any additional relevant materials and then submit the video recording via our online platform to be assessed by the examiners.

New Performance Criteria

In order to cater for the new format of the digital exams, senior examiners have taken to YouTube to take you through their expectations when awarding qualifications.

Exam Requirements

To understand how the digital exams differ from face-to-face exams, please see the table below. For the full information, please see the syllabuses.

Face-to-face Graded Exams

Digital Graded Exams

Song 1 – Selection from the Rock & Pop book for the grade.

Song 1 – Selection from the Rock & Pop book for the grade.

Song 2 – Selection from the Rock & Pop book for the grade; own-choice song; own composition.

Song 2 – Selection from the Rock & Pop book for the grade; own-choice song; own composition.

Song 3 – Technical Focus song from the Rock & Pop book for the grade.

Song 3 – Technical Focus song from the Rock & Pop book for the grade.

Sessions skills – choice of either Improvising or Playback. 

Candidates will be assessed on how well the musical skills and knowledge that underpin the session skills tests are demonstrated within the context of their entire performance (ie all three songs).

Syllabus Documents

To understand the exam requirements, you will also need the relevant syllabus document for your instrument:

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