Choose from our song list or any song you wish fitting our parameter guidelines. From Grade 6 you can even sing your own compositions.
How it Works
Following the syllabus will prepare you for the exams – Debut through to Grade 8. Each Grade consists of introducing and performing a set number of free-choice songs. The Debut exam consists of performing three songs, you will need to perform four songs for Grades 1-5 and five songs for Grades 6-8. All exams are taken online.
Download the Orange Learn Vocal Syllabus
Learn your chosen songs on your own, or with a teacher
Take your exam online when you are ready
What can I sing?
We think it is important to give you the freedom to develop your own style and personality. This is why, unlike other exams, you are free to sing whatever song you wish.
How do I take the exam?
Exams can be purchased and taken online via onlinemusicexams.org anytime and anywhere. The results, feedback and a certificate (if successful) will be sent to you within 1-5 days
How to prepare?
You should follow the syllabus independently or with a teacher. Orange will reach out to you after you sign up to see if you would like help from a vetted, DBS checked teacher with at least 5 years experience. A guidance for learning time hours is set out in the syllabus along with a list of recommended songs for the appropriate grade.
What is a recognised qualification?
Grades Debut (0) to 8 are regulated qualifications recognised on the RQF government framework and are equivalent to GCSE through to A Level. The qualification is compatible with the EQF which makes it possible to compare qualifications from the UK with the European equivalent. This is beneficial if you are wanting to go into higher education and/or get a career in the music industry.
See how we compare
Exams have an important role in education, they provide proof of your ability which helps you to get into universities and access career opportunities. However many still rely on outdated and strict methods. Orange learn makes learning easy and qualifications accessible to everyone by providing flexible learning and exams.
|RSL||Orange Learn Exams||Trinity Exams|
|Take exams on an online exam platform?||No||Yes||No|
|Results as early as 24 hours||No||Yes||No|
|Tests your ability to introduce a song?||No||Yes||No|
|Feedback video from an internationally recognised singer?||No||Yes||No|
|Re-take your exam within 48 hours?||No||Yes||No|
|Regulated qualifications Recognised on the RQF and EQF||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Suggested Song List
Select a Grade to see examples of grade-appropriate songs. This song list is only a guideline and should not restrict you in any way. You are free to choose any song you wish (please see parameter guidelines in the syllabus). Although the song list has been categorised into female and male artists, a candidate may choose to sing a song from either list.
After downloading our syllabus we will contact you to offer professional support from our teacher network.