London Youth Conservatoire prides itself in providing outstanding conditions and unparalleled levels of support in the preparation of exams. We host our own ABRSM exam centre and run exams at the end of every term over one or two days depending on demand. These are held during the week and are normally in Fulham.

Taking external instrumental exams is not obligatory.  However many students thrive on the challenge.
Being able to prove a music proficiency level is also useful for Secondary school or University applications.

How it works

  • The decision to take an exam is made in discussion between the student, teacher and parents.

  • Students prepare their exam with their instrumental teacher.

  • The musicianship classes complement the aural element of the exams.

  • Students have two rehearsals with the school accompanist, often at the exam venue and have the opportunity to perform at the London Youth Conservatoire lunch-time open concert, known as Platform, with the accompanist. They are required to do so at least once before the exam but are welcome to perform as many times as they wish to improve performance technique and conquer nerves.

  • We endeavour to have the same school accompanist present on exam day.

Students can also be entered for Trinity exams which occur in external centres.

We also prepare for Grade V Theory with dedicated musicianship classes.