RSL Drum Exams at Booths

Over the years, hundreds of budding and aspiring drummers have taken their official RSL Rockschool grade drum exams and performance certificates at Booths Music; you could too simply by going through the easy to follow entry process.

The Pearl kit used for RSL drum exams comes fully equipped with the required symbols for lower and higher grades. A separate acoustic kit is available for the allowed practise period prior to candidates’ exams.

The latest RSL Rockschool drum syllabus is available to purchase in our Bolton town centre store. Pop in, say hello or call 01204 522908 for more details. You can also get in touch with us via our homepage contact form

RSL Drum Exams: FAQs

What’s the difference between a grade exam and performance certificate?

Graded drum exams currently consist of 3 prepared performance pieces (2 of which can be free choices) and technical work as well as unprepared sight reading or improvisation, ear tests and musicianship questions. Performance certificates consist of 5 performance pieces (3 of which can be free choices). Both types of exams are accredited and receive UCAS points.

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 drum exams at Booths?

Candidates can enter for RSL drum exams online in the entry section or through Booths Music.

How do I get to Booths Music?

Booths is located in Bolton town centre along Churchgate. One of the oldest streets in the town, Churchgate is also home to the Parish Church, Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe and the Ye Olde Man & Scythe pub. Our full address 17 Churchgate, Bolton, BL1 1HU.

Drum exams at booths