Rockschool 檢定常見問題

 

1). 檢定資訊 | Exam Information
     
Q1. 我為什麼要考RSL?


A1. RSL的現代音樂級別檢定和表演檢定在全世界60多個國家和地區進行講授,以其實用性、靈活性和嚴格的專業標準而著稱。獲得RSL的檢定認證,意味著你的水準是在國際上得到認可的。
Level 3(Grade 6、7 & 8)RSL資格能獲得英國大學入學 UCAS 的分數,而從 2020 年底開始,RSL 底下的 Rockschool 流行音樂檢定、和 PAA 表演藝術檢定,都得到了教育部國教署的認證,得以當作高中生學習歷程上傳資料的多元學習證照承認。此外,你可以肯定,你的成就會是世界公認的。全球許多國家都在進行 RSL 的檢定,包括周邊國家如香港、中國、新加坡、印尼、菲律賓及馬來西亞。

 Q2. 什麼是UCAS和UCAS分數?


A2. UCAS (大學及院校招生服務)是英國大學和學院的學位課程聯招中心。UCAS分數的獲得資格基於各種因素得分,如各科的成績,以及在音樂、藝術、運動、公益活動上的特殊表現。這些都對 UCAS分數的累積上,有額外加分的資格,累積的分數可以結合在一起,以滿足大學的入學要求。可以參考以下範例表格:

下表顯示A-Level各成績獲得的UCAS分數

 

下表顯示Rockschool等級檢定(吉他,貝斯,鼓,主唱,鋼琴,鍵盤,木吉他,烏克麗麗)額外加分的UCAS分數:

計算UCAS分數的例子:




Q3. 如何參加Rockschool檢定?


A3.可通過我們的官網 線上報名 ​,或以電話或 e-mail 與我們聯繫

Tel:02-23937796

Email: info@rockschool.com.tw ​

Q4. 我可以復印教材嗎?


A4. 我們的教材有版權保護,禁止翻印。但是在檢定過程中,允許考生攜帶複印件,僅供翻頁使用。在檢定結束之後,考官會把複印件收走。

Q5. 檢定费用多少?


A5. 檢定費用 包含報名工本費 $200 + 各級別樂器檢定費用 + 翻譯費 (視情況,非必要) 。

Q6. 每年有幾次檢定?


A6. 每年有兩次檢定。

Q7:為什麼報名的時候無法有確切的檢定日期?


A7:所有的 Rockschool 考官都是由英國派出。由於 Rockschool 在全世界六十幾國進行檢定,在台灣的確切檢定日期,將取決於該地區內各個國家的檢定日期而排程。因此,我們肯定知道的是檢定的期間 (如:4月-5月或11月-12月),但檢定的確切日期會在檢定4-6個星期之前才能確定。

Q8. 我可以自己安排具體參加檢定的時間嗎?

A8. 不可以。因為檢定的確切日期會在鄰近各國的報名截止、考生人數資料都送到英國後,由英國統一排程,再通知我們。因此在報名檢定期間,考生可以列出不方便檢定的日期,我們將提供給英國總部做排程的參考。但也只是作為參考, 無法完全配合。

Q9. 我什麼時候能知道檢定日期?

A9. 英國系統會於至少3個星期前以電子郵件寄出准考證。准考證包含考生資料,考試日期,時間及地點。若考生在檢定日即將到達前都沒收到確認,請以電話或電子郵件跟我們聯絡。

Q10. 我什麼時候會收到准考證?

A10. 英國系統會於至少3個星期前以電子郵件寄出准考證。准考證包含考生資料,考試日期,時間及地點。若考生在檢定日即將到達前都沒收到准考證,請以電子郵件跟我們聯絡。

Q11. 報名之後可以更改參加檢定的時間嗎?

 

A11.學生報名的時候可以提出哪天不能參加檢定,我們會提供給英國總部作為排程的參考。報名確認之後都要上傳系統並進行排程,發出准考證後再進行更改是不允許的。在特殊醫療狀況下我們可以儘量進行調整,但是不能保證一定能調整成功。

 

Q12. 我還沒準備好,我可以退費/延遲到下一個檢定時期嗎?

 

A12. Rockschool 對除了醫療狀況外的任何取消檢定情況有不退款政策,而延遲檢定至下一期將收取一半的原檢定費用。需延遲檢定的考生必須於檢定舉行日期之十四日前通知我們。

 

 

Q13.檢定在哪裡進行?

 

A13. 我們每一次的考場可能會有變動。

2020年的北部考場會在 : 台北市中正區仁愛路一段20號2樓; 中部考場會在 : 台中市南屯區文心南二路400號

 

 

Q14. 是否為有特殊需要的學生提供支持和幫助?

 

A14. 我們為有特殊需要的學生提供幫助。請在報名時說明, 例如:需要輪椅、或者考生是慣用左手者,需要有工作人員幫助調整爵士鼓的擺放位置, 或特殊醫療協助...... 等)


2). Rockschool檢定的準備工作|Preparing for a Rockschool Exam

Q15. 我該如何知道自己是否已經準備好參加檢定了?

A15. 我們建議考生在參加測試之前應有充分的信心,對等級書所包含的所有內容瞭如指掌,並且經常與他們的老師交流。我們建議自學考生到老師那兒參加一些培訓課來確認他們是否已經準備好。


Q16. Rockschool 有獨立的樂理檢定項目。請問當我在報名Rockschool 樂器類別檢定的時候,我是否需要先通過對應級別的 Rockschool 樂理檢定?

 

A.16 不需要。Rockschool 樂理檢定為獨立的檢定項目, 考生不需要在參加 Rockschool 檢定前先通過樂理檢定。


Q17. 我是否需要從啟蒙級開始檢定,還是說我可以參加任何一級的檢定,比如第五級?

A17. 考生可以參加 Rockschool 檢定的任何一級,並且不要求參加過此級或相當於此級的檢定。我們假定若考生只要不是從入門級 2/3 或第一級開始檢定,他們就具有更低等級所需的技能和技巧。在參加檢定前,請在大綱指南中確認一下,並與老師交流。


Q18. 什麼是”自選曲目”?

A18. 自選曲目是挑選 Rockschool 檢定教材之外的曲目參加測試。對於 Grade Exam (級別檢定)每個等級都挑選兩首自選曲目;對於Performance Certificate (表演檢定),可以挑選三首自選曲目。自選曲目目必須符合個個等級的檢定要求, 檢定要求列表請參考:www.rslawards.com/music/graded-music-exams/free-choice-pieces

若想要以自選曲目參加檢定, 請務必確認你挑選的自選曲目符合連結列表內的需求。


Q19. 是否需要現場口譯

A19. 為了保證全球統一的公平性和公正性,所有的考官均從英國派出。如果考生本人不能用英語和考官交流,則需要在報名時申請使用現場口譯服務,費用為:Debut ~ Grade 3:每人/或每個樂隊 NTD500; Grade 4 ~ 5:每人/或每個樂隊 NTD600; Grade 6 ~ 8:每人/或每個樂隊 NTD700。Rockschool 不允許學生家長或老師擔任現場翻譯工作。使用現場口譯的申請必須在報名時提出,以便檢定中心進行安排。


Q20. 為什麼我需要考官的考評翻譯?

A20. 在考試時,考官將他們考試期間每位考生的表現、在每個部分詳細紀錄,並作為評分的標準。該報告包括給予每位考生考試的每一部分紀錄,包括考生檢定期間表現是否出色,以及考生需要修正的內容。 Rockschool 台灣僱用的翻譯官是專門從事音樂研究經驗的專業翻譯人員。建議考生翻譯考官的考評,以利考生、老師和家長對在檢定期間的表現,及日後增進空間有更加明確和詳細的報告。

 


Q21. 我需要一些關於檢定技術性方面的建議,我該怎麼做?

A21. 我們有電吉他、電貝斯、爵士鼓和 vocal 的配套指導書,此外,我們還有吉他、貝斯、爵士鼓的技巧手冊;該書為老師和考生提供檢定相關的技術問題,這些樂器各級數所需了解的音階、琶音、拍數、和音、聽力、視譜、即興、曲風和考官現場提問的例題。每個樂器還有教學大綱文件,詳細說明每一級別檢定的要求。如果您仍舊不清楚,請發 e-mail 至 info@rockschool.com.tw ​,我們將儘力協助您。


3). 檢定期間 | During the Exam       
       
Q22. 我是否需要攜帶檢定書籍來參加檢定?

A22. 是的,您需要帶著檢定書籍和音樂伴奏參加檢定。



Q23. 我需要攜帶什麼設備?

A23. 檢定中心會提供一些設備,比如擴音器、成套爵士鼓。
        吉他和貝斯考生需攜帶自己的樂器和導線,我們還建議攜帶一些多餘的連線,及電池。

        檢定中心也會提供麥克風給歌唱考生,歌唱考生也可以預備自己的麥克風。

        爵士鼓考生需攜帶自己的鼓棒; 6、7、8級的考生也可攜帶自己的銅拔、踏板或其他需要的設備。若6、7、8級的爵士鼓考生想帶自己的設備參加檢定,務必於報名時備註於報名表的備註欄內。若無備註於報名表內,檢定當日 Rockschool 將無法讓您使用自己攜帶的設備,敬請見諒。

Q24. 在檢定中我是否需要伴奏音檔 (backing track) USB?

A24. 是的,考生將使用伴奏音檔USB作為伴奏進行檢定,並且需要攜帶相應的檢定教材。

Q25. 在演奏自選曲目時,我能否使用複印的樂譜?

A25. 考生需攜帶兩份自選曲目的複印件,包括一份表演樂譜的原件和一份給考官的複印件。

Q26. 如果我在檢定期間生病了怎麼辦?

A26. 一旦考生知道自己不能參加檢定,應立即聯繫 Rockschool Taiwan。

        基於醫生證明及醫院的收費依據,我們會把您的檢定推遲至下一輪考試。
 


4).檢定之後 | After the Exam
     
Q27. 我什麼時候能得到檢定結果?


A27. 考生將在整個檢定期結束之後四至六週收到結果。如果超過六週仍未收到結果,請聯繫檢定中心。

Q28. 我把檢定證書弄丟了。我可以得到更換嗎?


A28. 可以的。下載並填寫我們的證書更換表格部份,並按上面的步驟進行操作。

        每張證書的更換會花費 NTD1400,並會在上面標明”更換證書”。

Q29. 證書上的名字拼寫錯誤,可以更換嗎?


A29. 證書上的名字都是考生報名時在線上輸入的, 系統會以您輸入的姓名拼音直接匯入到證書上。如果考生在報名時提供的姓名有誤,造            成證書上的名字拼寫錯誤,則考生需要支付 NTD1400 來更換印有正確名字的證書。
        在檢定報名截止日期前,任何錯誤都是可以改正的。過了這段期間,任何證書的更改都是要收費的。

Q30. 若對檢定結果有任何疑問,我應該與誰聯絡?


A30. 請發電子郵件至:info@rockschool.com.tw ​ 並於電子郵件中註明您的問題。 
         或電話至 (02) 2393-7796

 
 

Rockschool Exam FAQs

1). Exam Information
     
Q1. Why RSL?


A1. RSL Graded Music Exams and Performance Arts Awards are taught the world over and are renowned for their practicality, flexibility and rigorous academic standards. When you complete a qualification with RSL, your level of musicianship is certified on an international standardised level. Higher grades of RSL qualifications are also awarded UCAS points. Moreover, you can be certain that your achievement is recognised the world over. Countries all around the globe run RSL exams, including neighbouring countries such as Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia.

 Q2. What is UCAS and UCAS points?


A2. UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) is a clearing house for applications to almost all full-time undergraduate degree programmes at UK universities and colleges.
UCAS rates qualifications and awards them a tariff score based on various factors. The points accrued by completing multiple qualifications which are on the UCAS tariff can be combined together to meet University entry requirements.The table below shows the UCAS points awarded for a given A-level score.

The table below shows the UCAS points awarded for a given A-level score.

The table below shows the UCAS points awarded for a given Grade Exam (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Piano, Keyboard) grade and mark:

An Example of How UCAS Points Work:




Q3. How do I enter for an exam?


A3.Visit our online entry section and complete your entry online.

Q4. Can I photocopy the music?


A4. Our exam music is copyrighted and may not be copied without permission from Rockschool. However, candidates may photocopy any music you are going to play in the exam to eliminate page turns. The photocopied music will be taken by the examiner at the end of the exam.

Q5. How much does an exam cost?


A5. The price of an exam varies depending on which grade the candidate is taking. View the [exam prices 檢定費用] 。

Q6. When do the exams take place?


A6. The exams are held over two sessions per year. View the exam periods and closing dates. 這裡 [檢定時間]

Q7:Why don’t I have the exact examination dates when registering for the exam?


A7:All Rockschool examiners are  sent out from the UK. As Rockschool holds examinations all over the world, these examiners carry out exams at multiple countries per tour. Therefore, the exact Rockschool exam dates in Taiwan is dependent on the exam dates on the countries within the region. What we know for sure is the exam period (eg. April/May, November/December) and the exact dates will be confirmed 4- 6 weeks before the exams are carried out.

Q8. Can I arrange my own exam date?

A8. No. As exam dates and times in Taiwan is determined by UK, therefore we need to schedule based on UK’s arrangements on times and dates. We work very hard to always offer the candidate the most convenient date, time and location for your exam. Candidates can help us with this by providing the dates they are unavailable which can be entered when entering online.

Q9. When do I know the exam dates?

A9. We give a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice before an exam through an appointment slip. Appointment slips contain candidate information, exam date, time and venue. If a candidate haven’t received confirmation from us and the exam is due, email us urgently.

Q10. When will I receive the appointment slip for the exam?

A10. We give a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice before an exam through an appointment slip. Appointment slips contain candidate information, exam date, time and venue. If a candidate haven’t received confirmation from us and the exam is due, email us urgently.

Q11. Can I change the exam date or time after it’s been confirmed?

 

A11.Candidates must tell us any date(s) they are unavailable for when they enter online. Changing an exam date when it has been confirmed is not allowed. Under extenuating circumstances we will try to alter the date but this can't be guaranteed. Candidates must contact us directly on email their request in writing to info@rockschool.com.tw ​

 

 

Q12.  I am not ready to take my exam, can I have a refund/ defer it?

 

A12.Rockschool Taiwan has an absolute no refund policy on any cancelation or absence for an exam. Deferring an exam to the next period will incur a deferral fee of half the original exam fee. Candidates must inform us prior to the exam taking place to be eligible for this.

 

 

Q13.Where do the exams take place.

 

A13.  Rockschool Taiwan, 2F., No.24, Sec. 1, Ren’ai Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

 

 

Q14. Are there any provisions for candidates with special educational needs?

 

A14.Yes. Candidates can tell us what they need when entering online and/or give us a call and we will do everything we can to support the candidate.

 

 

2).Preparing for a Rockschool Exam

Q15.  How do I know if I am ready for my exam?

A15. We advise that before entering an exam the candidate should be confident and proficient in everything contained in the grade book and always talk to their teacher. We advise self taught candidates to have a few lessons with a teacher to check if they are ready.


Q16. Do I need to have taken a theory exam, to sit a Rockschool exam?

A16. No. We do not require candidates to take a theory exam before doing a Rockschool exam.


Q17. Do I need to start from the beginning (entry level) or can I go in at any level, for example: grade 5?

A17. Candidates can take a Rockschool exam at any grade without having taken the grade before or an equivalent exam. We do assume that if a candidate starts at any level other than Entry Level or Grade 1, then they are proficient in the techniques and skills required at the lower grades. Check the syllabus guide and talk to a teacher before entering an exam.


Q18. What are Free Choice pieces/Free Choice elements?

A18. A free choice piece is the alternative to playing a song from the grade books. Each Grade exam has two free choice options. Performance Certificates have three free choice elements. Free choice pieces must adhere to the list of requirements according to instrument and grade set by Rockschool. For the list of free choice pieces requirements please visit: www.rslawards.com/music/graded-music-exams/free-choice-pieces .


Q19. Do I need a translator for the exam?

A19.  In order to ensure a standardised fairness across our exams around the globe, all the examiners carrying out the exams are sent from the UK. If the candidate is not able to communicate with the examiner fluently in English, he/she will need the service of a translator during the exam. Rockschool does not allow parents or teachers be a translator for the candidates. Please state if a translator is required for your exam so the proper arrangements can be made.


Q20. Why do I need a translated examination report?

A20. During an examination, the examiner will complete an examination report based on the performance of the candidate during his/her examination. The report includes the marks given to the candidate for every part of the examination, what the candidate excelled during the examination report as well as what the candidate needs to work on. Rockschool Taiwan hires experienced professional translators who are specialised in music studies. It is recommended that candidates apply for the translated examination report so the candidate, teacher and parents have a clear and detailed report on how the candidate performed during the examination. 


Q21. I need some advice on the technical aspects of the exams. What should I do?

A21. We have companion guides for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Band Based Keys and Vocals. We also have a Guitar Tech Companion which gives extra support and guidance for teachers and candidates on the technical sides of the exam, all the scales, arpeggios and the unseen tests for guitar. The syllabus guide for each instrument has a breakdown of the technical requirements for each grade. If you are still unsure, send us an email to info@rockschool.com.tw ​ and we will do our best to help you.


3). During the Exam       
       
Q22. Do I need to bring my syllabus book to the exam?

A22.  Yes, you will need to bring the book and backing track of the pieces to the exam. 



Q23. What equipment do I need to bring?

A23. The centre will provide backline equipment for your exam i.e. amplifiers and drum kit.
Guitar and bass candidates must bring their own instrument and leads and we recommend bringing spare strings and batteries, where applicable.
Drum candidates must bring their own sticks. For grades 6, 7 and 8, drummers can also bring their own cymbals, hi hats, or entire kit. If the candidate wants to bring their own kit, they must notify Rockschool when they register for the exams. If not, the candidate will not be allowed to bring their own kit into an exam. 
A microphone is provided for vocal candidates, however you are allowed to bring your own into the exam.

Q24.  Do I need to play to the CD/USB in the exam?

A24.  Yes, the candidate will perform to the backing tracks on the CD/USB and will need the grade book to play from. 

Q25. Can I use photocopied sheets for my free choice piece?

A25. Candidates must bring two copies of music for the free choice piece; an original copy of the tune for the performance and a second copy (photo copy) for the examiner.

Q26. What if I’m ill at the time of my exam?

A26.  The candidate must contact Rockschool as soon as they know they will not be able to take the exam. We will defer your exam to the next period upon receipt of a doctor or hospital note.


4). After the Exam
     
Q27. When will I get my exam results?


A27. Candidates will receive their results a maximum of 3 weeks after an exam, if it has been over three weeks and the candidate hasn’t received their results, contact us.

Q28. I’ve lost my certificate. Can I get a replacement?


A28. Yes. Download and fill in our Certificate Replacement Form section and follow the instructions within. Replacement certificates cost NTD1400 each will be marked with the words “Replacement Certificate”.

Q29. The name is incorrectly spelt on the certificate. Can I get a replacement?


A29. Certificates will have the spelling of the name as it is entered during the online entry process. If we have made an error we will replace it.
If the name on certificate supplied is found to be incorrect there is a cost of NTD1400 to replace the certificate with the correct name.
Any errors can be amended before the closing date of registration. After this point a fee is incurred on any certificate amends.

Q30. How do I make an appeal?


A30.  Please send email to info@rockschool.com.tw ​ and we have delegated people to deal with appeals.