Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)

At Saxophone Bahrain we adhere to the ABRSM Grade standard.

“We believe in the importance of all-round musicianship and this forms the basis of our exams.

To become an all-round musician students need a range of interlocking skills – in performance, technique, notation, and listening and musical perception – as well as knowledge, understanding and creativity.” – ABRSM.



Saxophone Grade Exams

Saxophone exams consist of three pieces, chosen by the candidate from the appropriate lists in the current syllabus, scales and arpeggios, sight reading and aural tests.

Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.

There are eight grades of assessment (1 to 8).


UCAS Points & University Credits

Students with ABRSM qualifications at Grades 6 to 8 benefit from UCAS (University and Colleges Admission Service) points which can be used as part of a university or college application in the UK.

For students applying for courses starting in the 2017/18 academic year, or later, the following points apply:


Contact us to find out more and be prepared for your exam with lessons from one of our teachers…

+973 3737 7718