What's in the exam?
- Scales & arpeggios
- Sight-reading and figured bass realization
- Aural tests
Latest exam updates
The booking period for online Music Theory exams at Grades 1 to 5 is now open. The closing date is Monday 12 October. For information about Grades 6 to 8, see our dates and fees page. To book exams you will need to register and create an account with our new online booking service.
Harpsichord exams consist of three pieces, chosen by the candidate from the appropriate lists in the current syllabus, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading (and figured bass realization) and aural tests.
Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.
There are five grades of assessment. Select a grade using the links below in order to view the syllabus and supporting materials for that grade.