Trinity Music Grade Exam

These examinations are accredited by Trinity College, London and are recognised by the QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Agency). Success with examinations for grade 6 and above are also awarded UCAS points, which may be used when applying to further level education at universities and colleges. 

This year examinations will be held on Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th June and Saturday 6th July (Percussion and Drum Kit only). They will be held at the following venues:

Main Exams
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire,
200 Jennens Road,
B4 7XR
Percussion Only
Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School for Boys,
Lichfield Road,
Sutton Coldfield,
B74 2NH 


The Trinity exam board set their fees for exams annually. This fee does not include the cost of an accompanist (pianist) to play for the students and this is a compulsory part of the exam for many instruments. 

This year, in order to simplify the process and reduce cost for parents, the Music Service is adding a surcharge of £15 to each grade from Initial – 5 exam so that we can provide an accompanist for your child to rehearse and perform with on the day of the exam, as required. 

There will be an opportunity for pupils taking grade 6 – 8 to have a rehearsal with the pianist on Saturday 22nd June for general instruments and Saturday 15th June for Orchestra Percussion  (individual rehearsal times to be arranged). This is reflected in the surcharge of £20 to these exams,  which covers the rehearsal and exam accompaniment.

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