Examinations

There are many organisations and exam boards that offer music exams for instruments, singing, music theory, music production, jazz, rock and pop.

You can start your search from the list of organisations below.

Deadlines for exam entries

All national and independent exam boards will have their own deadlines for exam entries. Please check their websites for this information.

Suffolk County Music Service exams

Suffolk County Music Service (SCMS) exam entry deadlines and exam dates are below.

Please note that the SCMS only offer grades 1-5. These exams help students make the transition to the higher grades.

If you are looking for SCMS Drum Kit exam files, you can download them here.

SCMS exam entry deadline 

SCMS exam dates

Friday 2 December 2016

Friday 10 February 2017

Saturday 11 February 2017

Monday 15 May 2017

Saturday 8 July 2017

(Tuesday 4 and Friday 7 July 2017 if required)

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