What's in the exam?
- Scales & arpeggios
- Aural tests
Practical Viola exams consist of three pieces, chosen by the candidate from the appropriate lists in the current syllabus, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading and aural tests.
Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.
There are nine grades of assessment. Select a grade using the links below in order to view the syllabus and supporting materials for that grade.
Selected exam pieces, scales and sight-reading to support Initial Grade Viola syllabus for 2020–2023.
An invaluable source of syllabus repertoire.
A graded selection of tuneful pieces for viola and piano.