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Rules, regulations and specifications

Exam information, rules, regulations, and specifications.

Examinations Information, Rules and Regulations contains information about:

  • registration and entry
  • preparation and requirements
  • the exam day
  • results and certificates
  • general information, e.g. uniform, exam timing, venue requirements, prerequisites, music, refunds and cancellations


These include information on aims and objectives, marking criteria, syllabus content and how marks are awarded:

New for 2015


Some of the Version 1 Specification documents are translated into different languages. See Translations – Specifications.

Please note, the Rules and Regulations document and the Specifications are not applicable for Scotland – see Rules and Regulations and Specifications (Scotland).