Latest exam updates

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Using iPads in music making

The Drake Music Think22 team have been working hard on creating a free guide to using iPads as instruments for creative music-making.

The guide offers step-by-step instructions and mini video tutorials to get you started with three apps for music sessions and guidance on how to use them in an accessible way for your classroom teaching, in ensembles or in one-to-one lessons.

Visit their website to get a copy of their free guide:

https://www.drakemusic.org/learning/sector-development-and-support/resources-for-music-education/using-ipads-for-music/

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