Graded Exams
  A Definitive Guide to Graded Examinations across the Performing Arts

Awarding Organisations

Graded Exams are awarded globally by over twenty UK-based Awarding Organisations covering a range of performance disciplines in the arts. These Awarding Organisations offer rigorous assessments based on the well known internationally acknowledged benchmarks that form the Grades. Many of these Awarding Organisations are also recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and/or have their provision included on the Regulated Qualifications  Framework (RQF) in England. The RQF is further mapped to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) which aims to improve the understanding and portability of qualifications across Europe.

For further information about specific examinations and syllabuses please contact the Awarding Organisations listed on the pages titled Music, Dance, Drama & Communication and Musical Theatre.