What's in the exam?
- Scales & arpeggios
- Aural tests
COVID-19 - latest exam updates
A message from our Chief Executive – our future plans
Practical Session 2 Update
We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we’re working hard on solutions to ensure they can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity. However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be postponing the entry period for Session 2 Practical exams and we will provide an update about the exams scheduled for October – November as soon as we can. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support at this difficult time.
Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.
There are nine grades of assessment. Select a grade using the links below in order to view the syllabus and supporting materials for that grade.
Selected pieces, scales & sight-reading to support the new Initial Grade Double Bass syllabus.
A graded selection of double bass repertoire.
Practice material for those preparing for Double Bass exams.
New editions offering support to teachers preparing students for Practical exams.