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

The Grades

This website describes the history, distinctiveness and purpose of Graded Exams, particularly how they contribute to the development of performing artists of all ages and ability - encompassing music, dance, drama and musical theatre - across the world. It draws on the research and academic practices of twenty Awarding Organisations, all of which are committed and passionate about promoting progressive mastery in a range of performance disciplines. These organisations offer rigorous assessments, based on the well-known internationally acknowledged benchmarks that form ‘the Grades’.

We hope that you enjoy this website which explores why the Grades have become the world’s most popular assessments in the performing arts.