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Bolton RSL Exam Centre – Rockschool

Sit your RSL exam here at Booths

Read more about doing your RSL exam at Booths Music. To book in, go to the RSL Awards website. 

Sitting an RSL Exam at Booths

Booths Music, Bolton operates as an official RSL exam centre. Many of our tutors encourage their students to take exams at various grade levels, and RSL (previously known as Rockschool) provides recognised grade certificates for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, ukulele, piano and keyboard. If you are sitting an RSL exam and live in the local area, you can choose Booths Music as your exam centre.

RSL 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, RSL qualifications are created with you, the musician in mind. Learn by playing the music you love and gain a recognised qualification in the process. An RSL exam is 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

All RSL 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. 

RSL Exam 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 your tutor.

How much notice should I get before the exam?

The exam board aims to give a minimum of 2-4 weeks notice before your exam is due. If you haven’t received information regarding an upcoming assessment, you should contact RSL 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

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Simply fill in the enquiry form below and we’ll find a weekly day and time that works for you. These include after school times until 9pm, Saturdays and Sundays. Click the icon above to read more. 

We teach all popular instruments in various styles. All lessons at Booths are one-to-one to provide maximum productivity. All exam boards covered. Click the icon above to read more. 

Read through all the individual profiles of over 30 enthusiastic and experienced music tutors across all instruments as well as the staff here at Booths. Click the icon above to read more. 

Read through our latest student achievements at our Bolton centre as well as testimonials from musicians and customers.


Discover our own Booths Music range of student guitars, brass, woodwind and violins and see what sheet music we have in stock. 

Booths is proud to be an official RSL (Rockschool) exam centre, welcoming hundreds of enthusiastic candidates every year.