Booths Music, Bolton operates as an official ROCKSCHOOL examination centre. Many of our tutors encourage their students to take exams at various grade levels, and Rockschool provides recognised grade certificates for guitar, bass, drums, vocal and keyboard. If you are sitting an exam and live in the local area, you can choose Booths Music as your exam centre to provide convenience.
Rockschool is the leading accredited provider of rock exams worldwide. Graded Music Exams, Diplomas and Vocational Qualifications are taught the world over and are renowned for their practicality, flexibility and creativity. Inspired by the legends of rock, our qualifications are created with you, the musician in mind. Learn by playing the music you love, and gain a recognised qualification in the process. Rockschool exams are also a great way of earning UCAS points for University and College admission processes. To find out more information on gradings and UCAS points, go to the website at rockschool.co.uk.
All Rockschool books are available to buy from our Sheet Music department, including those of the new 2014 to 2017 syllabus. For more information on examinations at Booths in the popular fields, please click on the relevant section above. Please visit the Rockschool website for information on band based keys and band exams.
Rockschool Links & FAQs
When can I take my Exam and how much will it cost?
Examinations take place in 3 periods each year; periods A, B and C. Candidates should specify which period they wish to book into during the application process. The cost of each exam depends on the grade and whether it is an individual or band assessment. Click for a full list of dates and costs.
How do I enter for an exam?
Candidates can enter for a Rockschool exam online in the entry section or through Booths Music.
How much notice should I get before the exam?
The exam board aims to give a minimum of 4 weeks notice before your exam is due. If you haven’t received information regarding an upcoming assessment, you should contact Rockschool as soon as possible.
Are there any provisions for candidates with special educational needs?
Yes. Candidates can tell the exam board what they need when entering online and/or call and they/ we will do everything possible to support the candidate.
How do I get to Booths Music?
Booths is located in Bolton town centre along Churchgate. Our postcode is BL1 1HU.
Any further questions don’t hesitate to call Booths on 01204 522908 or go direct to the Rockschool website.