For the first time, candidates of the West London College of Music (LCME) will be able to take their music theory examinations remotely, connecting with LCME’s experienced and qualified examiners in real-time from anywhere in the world.
This became necessary in order to ensure students write their examination amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The online music examination is made possible in collaboration with the International School of Musicians (ISoM). Confirming the partnership, ISoM said in its website that the exam consists of the same components as an LCME face-to-face exam.
How to enter for the London College of Music Online Examination
a. Existing Candidates
If you have already entered and paid for your examination we are sure you are eager to get started. Any candidate whose Spring 2020 exam was postponed due to COVID-19 can convert their entry to an online exam now – click here.
The entry fee already paid covers entry for the equivalent Online Exam.
b. New candidates
Online exams are available to everyone – please enter via ERIC (choose ‘Book Online Exam’ in the session drop-down menu and choose ‘Online Exams’ as the exam centre).
London College of Music Examination Entry Process
For both new and existing candidates, once you have completed your entry, ISoM will be in touch to schedule a Connectivity Call. This ensures that candidates’ have a strong enough internet connection for a successful online exam. Following the successful completion of the Connectivity Call, the ISoM team will contact you to schedule your examination for a date and time that suits you.
Is the Online Music Examination Regulated?
Yes! Submissions are assessed by trained LCME Examiners, using the same standards and criteria as face-to-face exams. This offers candidates a reliable, independent, regulated assessment and the flexibility allowed by the entry process.
London College of Music Examination is the graded examinations department of the London College of Music, the largest specialist music and performing arts institution in the UK. Since the college’s founding in 1887, they have welcomed all those who share their passion for music and drama, inspiring generations of students worldwide to become performers, composers, teachers and informed listeners.
Their qualifications range from introductory exams for beginners, through to graded exams and diplomas in performance and teaching, catering for all levels of ability. As an awarding body, they have pioneered the development of flexible examination formats, giving candidates in many subjects the ability to be assessed entirely or predominantly in performance.
The graded exams in most subjects, including diplomas in music performance, music teaching and drama, are regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA. In order to be regulated, qualifications need to meet stringent criteria related to exam content, delivery, assessment and reporting procedures