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Take an exam

If you are working hard to make progress with your music, it’s good to have a way of recognising your success and reassurance that you are on the right road. This is exactly what music exams offer.

Once your tutor has decided you are ready, Bristol Beacon will facilitate the exam process.

Why take a music exam?

  • It gives you a focus and a goal to work towards.
  • It helps you improve and feel good when you pass an exam.
  • Grade 6 and above can help towards UCAS points for university entry.
  • Our aim is to make the exam experience as rewarding as it can be and we place the candidate at the centre of that process. It takes a lot of energy to get one candidate into an exam! Anything up to six different people can be involved: the candidate, teacher, accompanist, examiner, co-ordinator and parents and we want the process to be a rewarding one.

We run exams for the following assessors:

  • London College of Music
  • Trinity

Further Info

For ABRSM and Trinity exams we employ an in-house accompanist. This cuts the cost to the candidate and we will put you in contact with the accompanist for a rehearsal. If you choose to use our accompanist, please be aware that due to social distancing requirements, the warm-up beforehand will be very brief. More information regarding procedures on the day will be available after the booking has been made.

If you have any further enquiries please email