LCME launches digital graded exams

The London College of Music Examinations (LCME) at the University of West London (UWL) has launched a new online scheme whereby candidates can complete graded music examinations from home.

The digital graded exams will allow students to perform for examiners while maintaining social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Online Exams with live assessments by LCME examiners are available to anyone studying up to Grade 4.

Alternatively, students can convert to Recorded Exams where they record a performance and upload the video to a secure platform for assessment.

Currently available up to Grade 8, Recorded Exams will incorporate discussion and technical work components with candidates selecting performance pieces from the relevant LCME set list or the equivalent from another accredited body.

Merv Young, Head of LCM Examinations at UWL, said:

‘With a strong reputation for innovative and flexible exam formats, LCME is well placed to ensure that musicians from all styles of music see their hard work and dedication rewarded with a recognised and regulated qualification.

‘Our priority is to provide an alternative to face-to-face examining and these new measures will ensure our candidates’ hard work and preparations will not go to waste despite the challenging circumstances we are all faced with.’

For more information on how to convert to digital graded exams via the LCME website, please click here.

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