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Vocals Grade 2 Exam



In this exam, our automated examiner SARA will ask you to perform your 4 chosen pieces. Includes a free mock exam.

Exam accredited & recognised internationally: Yes

Qualification Credits:
Qualification Number: 603/4576/7
Level: Level 1 Award
Total Credits: 9
EQF Credits: 2
RQF Credits: 1

Certificate: Yes
Exam duration: 24 minutes
Time to complete exam from purchase: 3 months

About the exam:
This exam is a performance exam concentrating on Pieces only. Students will get feedback on their performance with helpful suggestions from a professional singer and performer and verified examiner. Includes a free mock exam.

What do I need to perform: (For marking parameters, refer to the syllabus in the link above)
4 songs with a short introduction to each. 2 minutes – 4.5 minutes each song, with a backing track or live accompaniment
Time Signatures accepted: 4/4, 2/4, 3/4
Range and Register: Up to a 10th (minimum 1 octave) use of both low and high registers with no fast changes between
the two
Melodic Composition: Intervals of a 3rd and 4th more common, with occasional leaps of a 5th
Rhythmic Values: Wider range of rhythmic variety with syncopation becoming a common feature of the melody
Dynamics: Greater contrasts of dynamics in the song and within individual phrases of the song
Phrasing/Articulation Ornamentation: Variation to occur, use of Longer notes and sustained phrases more common

Song ideas that you can use:

  • Yours – Ella Henderson
  • Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  • Lost Boy – Ruth B
  • Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
  • Havana – Camila Cabello
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Sweet but Psycho – Ava Max
  • Light On – Maggie Rogers
  • I’m A Mess – Bebe Rexha
  • Your Song – Ellie Goulding
  • Intentions – Justin Bieber
  • Pompeii – Bastille
  • We Are Young – Fun
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • Magic – Coldplay
  • Love On The Weekend – John Mayer
  • I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
  • There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back – Shawn Mendes

Materials used: You will only need your music for your performance pieces if you have not learnt them from memory.

Endorsee: Nik West

Comparative non online exams:

  • Trinity Rock & Pop certificates – vocal foundation (grade 2)
  • RSL Performance certificates – vocals grade 2
  • LCM Leisure play – popular music vocals grade 2

Minimum system requirements:

  • A laptop or PC with screen (not available for mobile or tablets)
  • Browser: A current version of Chrome/Safari/Firefox/Edge
  • Internet: Stable wi-fi or Ethernet for best results. Download speed 5 Mbps – Upload speed 2 Mbps
  • Camera: Built in camera or external HD camera with microphone
  • Sound: Any speaker system that you can hear comfortably (not available for headphones)