Available in all music subjects, these are a performance-only alternative. They are offered at 8 grades and candidates are able to explore jazz, popular or other contemporary styles if they wish. Candidates do not prepare for the additional components of the main grade specification.
Candidates receive a written report form with comments and marks, and successful candidates receive a certificate.
Assessment bands are as follows:
- 85-100% - Distinction
- 75-84% - Merit
- 65-74% - Pass
- 0-64% - Unsuccessful
LCM's leisure play exams are also included on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).