RSL offers bespoke teacher support sessions exclusive to hubs and music services. These sessions help teachers to confidently understand RSL's assessment criteria and processes and how they fit within today's contemporary music education environment.

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RSL Teacher Support Sessions Cover:

  • Our complete qualification portfolio
  • Detailed information on new syllabi including; Piano, Acoustic Guitar and Popular Music Theory
  • Exam specifics including: technical requirements, exam sections, content and assessment criteria and processes

Plus: Generous discounts across RSL's complete product range

If you're not a member of a music service or hub please ask us about our public spaces (limited availability) at this year's scheduled events.

Session Outline

Our Teacher Support sessions cover every element of RSL's Graded Music Exams Marking and Processes with Instrument specifics


  • Style – what level of understanding is required at each grade (or level)
  • Criteria that examiners mark on
  • Improvisation, soloing and development – requirements at each level and what the difference is between Pass/Merit/Distinction

Marking and Language

  • Tone and style ideas
  • Accuracy levels
  • Exam procedures – candidate options, sound check procedure etc
  • Fully preparing candidates

Technical Exercises

  • Procedure and candidate options
  • Marking criteria

Unprepared Tests

  • Procedure and candidate options
  • Marking criteria

Questions & Discussion

Ask anything you like about RSL, the exams and syllabi. This time is for you to get what you need from the session.

Upcoming Support Days

To attend a teacher support day please contact us.

Date Location Discipline
TBC First Access Forum Discussion: What are the best ways of introducing contemporary music into first access programmes?
TBC Derbyshire Music Partnership (Instrumental CPD) All RSL qualifications
TBC South Yorkshire Hubs Workshop All RSL qualifications
TBC Sunderland Workshop All RSL qualifications
TBC Derbyshire Music Partnership (Secondary Conference) Vocational Qualifications