What's in the exam?
- Scales and arpeggios
- Aural tests
Treble (alto) Recorder exams consist of three pieces chosen by learners from lists in the current syllabus, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading and aural tests.
Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. You need 100 marks to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.
There are eight grades of assessment. Select a grade using the links below to view the syllabus and supporting materials for that grade.
The new syllabus includes refreshed repertoire and revised sight-reading and scales and arpeggios. The revised sight-reading and scale and arpeggio requirements apply from 1 January 2018 in all countries, with no overlap period. The usual overlap period applies for pieces from the old syllabus, which you can play until Spring 2018 in the UK and Ireland, and until 31 December 2018 in all other countries.
Read more about our new Woodwind syllabus.
Practice material for learners preparing for Recorder exams.