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Bass New 2012 Syllabus

Bass Grade Exams and Performance Certificates are available at every Grade, from Entry Level (Debut) to Grade 8.
GradeLevelQCF CreditUCAS PointsAccredited
Entry Level (Debut) Entry Level 4 - Accredited
Grade 1 Level 1 6 - Accredited
Grade 2 Level 1 9 - Accredited
Grade 3 Level 1 12 - Accredited
Grade 4 Level 2 15 - Accredited
Grade 5 Level 2 18 - Accredited
Grade 6 Level 3 22 25-45 Accredited
Grade 7 Level 3 27 40-60 Accredited
Grade 8 Level 3 32 55-75 Accredited

The qualifications regulators of England (OfQual), the Welsh Government (DCELLS) and Northern Ireland (CCEA) accredit Graded Music Exams, Entry Level (Debut) to Grade 8. The qualifications regulator of Scotland (SQA Accreditation) accredit Graded Music Exams, Grades 1 to 8.

Grade Exam or Performance Certificate?

To help you decide which exam is best for you:
  • Grade Exam - Prepared Work: 3 pieces and technical work. Unprepared Work: Sight Reading or Improvisation, Ear tests and general musicianship questions
  • Performance Certificate - Prepared Work: 5 pieces
Both types of exam are accredited and receive UCAS points.

Exam Dates, Fees & Exam Centres

Rockschool's exam dates and fees. are available online as well as a list of our exam centres.
View the appropriate Bass Syllabus version.
View the 2006 Bass Syllabus
View the New 2012 Bass Syllabus
Key information about the new 2012 Syllabus
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