Will my child be able to take music examinations?

Wakefield Music Services is an established examination centre for national bodies such as ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall and Rock School with sessions held at Manygates Music Centre. WMS also run theory lessons for students who wish to progress past Grade 5.

In addition, WMS has its own Staged Assessment system. These are used to monitor pupil progress and roughly equate to national external examinations. On completion of each stage the pupil is awarded a certificate by their teacher.

The graded examinations offered by ABRSM and other bodies, are nationally and internationally recognised and form part of the National Qualifications Framework. The decision to enter a pupil for an external examination lies with the pupil’s instrumental teacher and is dependent on pupil progress and practice record. All fees for external examinations must be paid in advance by the parent/carer. Please note that there are no fees attached to the Service’s own Staged Assessments.

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