Instrumental Exams

Trinity College London Exams

SIPS Music & Arts is a public exam centre for Trinity College London Music Grades. Exams are held termly and entry is available for pupils who learn in school with SIPS teaching staff, as well as for members of the general public.

Candidates taught by SIPS staff will be advised by their teacher when they feel it is appropriate for a pupil to be entered for a Trinity exam.

Exam results are sent to SIPS Music & Arts who then pass them on to teachers as soon as possible for sharing with candidates. Trinity certificates are now generated digitally; however you can request a paper certificate at and additional cost of £5. All Trinity exam payments should be made payable to SIPS Education LTD. We are then invoiced by Trinity and pay on your behalf.

If you’re a public entry and have arrived at our page from Trinity’s public centre page, then please make an enquiry using the box at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If your child is learning within a Sandwell School and is taught by a SIPS member of staff, please speak to your child’s teacher, or contact us for information about the subsidy and bursary’s we offer to all SIPS musicians and members of our music centres, towards Trinity exams and piano accompaniment.

Internal Assessment

SIPS Music and Arts are very proud to offer our own internal assessments for early grades on all instruments. These follow a similar structure to external exams and include feedback and certificates. They are carried out in school when the teacher feels it is appropriate. In some circumstances teachers may recommend that a pupil takes an external (Trinity) exam at an earlier grade, however, we encourage pupils at this level to take advantage of this offer, preparing them for external exams further down the line. There is no fee for internal assessments.

Benefits of Music Exams

Exams are a valuable benchmark for progress and can provide an incentive for pupils to practise and to achieve their potential.

Trinity exams are Ofqual accredited and reward learners with UCAS points towards university entry from grade 6 upwards recognising the effort and achievements invested.

The music exam experience is valuable, giving pupils and students skills and confidence, preparing for assessments and exams in music as well as other areas of their learning, throughout their lives.

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