LCME offer a range of alternatives to face-to-face examinations

Recorded Exams

Because of restrictions on face-to-face exams as a result of COVID-19, candidates can take a recorded exam.

Rather than attend an exam at a specified time and place, candidates can now record their performance at a time and place that suits them and simply upload the video to our website.

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Exam postponed because of COVID-19?

If your 2020 exam was postponed because of COVID-19, you can convert to an online exam with no additional entry fee

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Any questions?

If you have any questions about how the recorded exam works or how to prepare, follow the links below.

Guidelines for recording exams:

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How to film and submit your entry:

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Recorded Exams are offered in the following subjects & levels:

Acoustic Guitar
Brass

Exam Content

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Classical Guitar

Exam Content

 

Recorded Exam Pre Grade 1:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance 

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance 
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Diplomas

Exam Content

Recorded Diploma exams are now available in most subjects.

Please note digital assessments in Music TheatreElectric Guitar, Jazz Subjects and Teaching Diplomas are offered as online exams only.

 

Performance Diplomas (Concert option only) DipLCM, ALCM, LLCM

Concert:

  • Performance (with programme notes)

Downloads

Early Learning

Exam Content

Stages 1-3 (Individual only)

  • Introduction
  • Performance

Pre-preparatory (Piano & Recorder)

  • Exercises
  • Performance
Electric Guitar

Exam Content

 

Recorded Graded Exam Step & Grades 1-5:

  • Technical Work
  • Rhythm Playing
  • Lead Playing
  • Spoken Tests

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 6-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Rhythm Playing
  • Lead Playing
  • Spoken Tests
  • Specialism
Jazz

Exam Content

Recorded Step Exams 1&2:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance
  • Prepared Creative Response
  • Musical Awareness

Recorded Recital Grades 1-8:

  • Performance
  • Performance/ Creative Response or Musical Awareness

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Keyboard, Organ & Accordion

Exam Content

Recorded Exam Pre Grade 1:

  • Exercises
  • Performance 

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Music Theatre

Exam Content

 

Steps & Grades 1-8:

  • Performance
  • Discussion



Percussion

Exam Content

Steps (Percussion only)

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (4 pieces)

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Piano

Exam Content

Recorded Exam Pre Grade 1:

  • Exercises
  • Performance (4 pieces)

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Rock Guitar

Exam Content

 

Recorded Exam Steps:

  • Performance

 

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 6-8:

  • Performance
  • Improvisation
  • Additional Performance OR Improvisation
Singing

Exam Content

Pre-grade 1 (Popular Music Vocals only)

  • Technical Work
  • Performance

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance 
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance 
Strings & Harp

Exam Content

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Traditional Music

Exam Content

 

Pre-grade 1

  • Performance (4 tunes)

Recorded Graded exams (1-8) 

  • Performance (5 pieces or sets)

Recorded Recital Grades

  • Performance (5 pieces or sets)

Recorded Leisure Play

  • Performance (4 pieces or sets)
Woodwind

Exam Content

Recorded Exam Pre Grade 1:

  • Exercises
  • Performance 

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Ukulele

Exam Content

 

Pre-grade 1:

  • Rhythm Study
  • Performance
  • Free Choice Specialism
  • Prepared Accompaniment

Grades 1-5

  • Rhythm Study
  • Performance
  • Free Choice Specialism
  • Prepared Accompaniment
  • Musicianship