Rockschool is under new management!

Rockschool is very proud to announce that from March 2014, Big Music Australia has taken over the management of Rockschool Examinations in Australia and New Zealand. 

"We’re very pleased to be working with Big Music and feel that this is a positive step in the development and awareness of the Rockschool Syllabus in this region" - John Simpson, CEO of Rockschool

With over 800 weekly students of all ages, Big Music is a leading music school based on the North Shore of Sydney. 

"We have made a firm commitment to progressive and innovative educational standards and with that in mind, Rockschool is an excellent partner given the strength and the global success of their syllabus books and examinations process" - Scott Sheppard, Director of Big Music Australia

Anyone wishing to become involved in using the Rockschool Syllabus, either as a teacher or as a student, should email Rockschool at for further information.



New Video Exam Period Announced - Nov 2013

Video Exams Launch in New Zealand

We've been testing video exams with a select group of teachers in Australasia for 18 months are we are now excited to announce a specific video exam period available to all New Zealand students.

Video Exam Procedure

Discuss with the student and their parents how you will record and share the video with Rockschool ie who supplies the camera, who uploads the video, where will the video be uploaded to (teachers must email the link to Rockschool)?

  • Choose a day within the exam period that suits the teacher and the student. You may choose to conduct the exam during the student's normal lesson time.
  • The teacher facilitates the exam from a script provided by Rockschool.
  • The teacher will receive exam materials 24 hours prior to the exam via email.

During the Video Exam

  • Record the entire exam in one take following the instructions contained in the script.

 After the Video Exam

  • Upload the video to a provider - e.g.  YouTube/Vimeo (set privacy to “unlisted”), Dropbox/Google Drive (share link not folder) - and email us the link OR save on a USB and post to us. (PO Box below) no more than 48hrs after the last video exam. We strongly suggest you take the upload option as this will ensure a much faster turn around.

Exam Mark Sheets, Results and Certificates

Upon receipt of the exam/s, a Rockschool examiner will mark the exam, exam report PDFs will be emailed to you and the certificates to be posted to your nominated postal address.

Click here to enter online


Certificates Mailed Out October 17

All Certificates for the Term 3, 2013 exam period were mailed to teachers today. Keep an eye out for packages that look like this...


Welcome to 2013

We hope you are all had a great break over Christmas and the New Year and you're ready for a great, musical 2013.

We're kicking off our new Bass, Drums and Guitar Syllabus (including new student books for each grade) but you'll be able to use your 2006 syllabus books for exams this year if you prefer. We suggest Grade 6, 7 and 8 students try the new books if possible as the pieces rock and the technical work is much improved.

Piano, Vocal and Band Based Keys are unchanged this year.

You can find out how to purchase new books on our books tab.

We've also added 2013 exam dates and made some changes to the way we accept entries so make sure to check the exam dates and fees tab regularly. By the way, we haven't changed our fees - they remain the same as 2012!

All the best for the coming year.


Promotional Materials Available

We have a 3 posters to choose from in A2 (That's a big poster!) and A3 as well as an A4 Tri-fold brochure that explains who we are and what we do. Download a PDF of samples and send an email to order your supplies to Note the name, size and quantity of any posters you require and your preferred mailing address. This material is supplied free of charge to our valued Rockschool supporters.

Please note: The A2 posters cost a fortune to print but the A3 posters are really affordable. Please keep this in mind when ordering. A2 might work well in a foyer or large room whereas A3 is probably more appropriate for smaller teaching rooms.

Also note: Feel free to print as many copies of the Tri-fold brochure as you need or order copies from us. We can also send you PDF's of the individual posters if you would like to print posters at your own cost.

Download A4 Tri-fold Brochure

Download Poster Samples PDF