Pre-Grade 1

Offered in various subjects, pre-grade 1 exams are an ideal way to introduce pupils to examinations and provide a useful goal to work towards.

Candidates receive a written report and mark, and successful candidates are delighted to receive their first certificate to hang on the wall!

Assessment bands are the same as for graded exams:

  • 85-100% - Distinction
  • 75-84% - Merit
  • 65-74% - Pass
  • 0-64% - Unsuccessful

Early Learning

Intended for children aged 3 to 6 years, these exams aim to provide encouragement and a basis for assessment in music and drama/communication at a very early stage of development. They are available as solo exams or group exams, at three levels, and are conducted in a relaxed environment with the teacher present if desired.

All candidates will receive a report form; this will not include marks, but will award Pass, Merit or Distinction. All children who complete the assessment will be awarded at least a Pass, and will receive a certificate.