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

Sector report on Graded Exams

CDMT released a report on the relationship between Graded Exams and the UK educational regulatory landscape in Autumn 2014. This was subsequently developed and significantly updated for re-release in June 2018.

Graded Exams have been in existence, in one form or another, for more than 150 years. Over the decades, millions of candidates throughout the world have taken Graded Exams in Music, Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. Most people in the UK will have either taken a Graded Exam or will know someone who has. This informative report focuses on the factual context of Graded Exams and provides a selective, evidence-based account about their past and present relationship with the educational and regulatory landscape in the UK.

 We hope you enjoy reading this valuable document which captures the Grades as a distinct and significant qualification-type. 

Download a copy of the 2014 report here.

Download a copy of the 2018 report here.