We use cookies to improve your online experience. To learn more please refer to ourCookie Policy.

Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see ourPrivacy & Cookie Policy.

  • Highest Quality Learning

    Regular investment in our facilities helps improve the learning experience for all.

    TBS girls

  • Nord Anglia Education

    Through Nord Anglia University our teaching staff maintain the highest standards of a rigorous British education.

    Evelina Mroczkowska

  • Student Aspirations

    We aim for all our students to become 'Global Learners, Aspiring Leaders.'

    science

  • Global Opportunities

    We are a truly international school with students attending from over 50 different countries

    Dab girl

  • Admissions are open

    We operate an open admissions policy because we believe that given the right learning environment every child can grow and thrive to be an outstanding success in life.

    Dab girls

  • Any questions?

    We have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and support with your transition to the School.

    IB students

  • Connect

    Through our Connect section you can find out the latest from our school and from other schools in the Nord Anglia Education global family.

  • Be Ambitious

    The British School, Warsaw has been running the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since 2001. It is the best course to follow for entry to the best universities, worldwide.

    IB student

What does Rock School have to offer?

One week ago we were visited by Henriette Madsen from Rock School UK who gave all instrumental staff a presentation on what Rock School has to offer and the new guitar, drum and bass (GDB) syllabus

Rock School presentation

Rock School UK, it is the equivalent of ABRSM for contemporary music. Rock School offers contemporary music exams in guitar, drums, bass, ukulele, voice, piano, keyboard, music theory and music production. In addition to this Rock School also offers Performing Arts and Vocational qualifications. 

In the presentation we learned more about the new GDB syllabus. For those of you that had a child taking an exam on one of these instruments last year, all books are still valid. The new books are in addition to the previous books, they contain commissioned arrangements of pop and rock's musical heritage. Genres in the new books range from blues, rock, pop, soul, funk, R&B, jazz fusion, reggae, punk rock, alternative rock, grime and hip hop. The exam structure remains completely the same.

There will also be a new piano syllabus that will hopefully be coming out in or around February 2019. This will be a new revised syllabus as there were queries that some of the grade levels were more difficult than the ABRSM levels. 

We also learned that it is possible to take exams as a band rather than an individual. As we have an ever growing Rock Band programme in school we are very much aware that this will appeal to many students and is something that we would like to implement this year. 

Finally, UCAS points. Henriette spoke about how students from Grades 6-8 can gain UCAS points for university depending on what marks they achieve in the exam. For Grade 6 students can earn up to 12 UCAS points, Grade 7 up to 16 UCAS points and Grade 8 up to 30 UCAS points.

Rock School UK is currently situated in over 40 countries and we are very proud to currently be the only exam centre in Poland. If you are interested in your child learning an instrument or taking Rock School exams please don't hesitate to get in contact. If your child is currently taking lessons with one of our tutors in school they will be able to provide you with all the relevant information in terms of how and when to enter for the exams. 

We are planning for the next exam session to be held in June 2019 and usually applications should be completed by April 2019. Exact dates will be confirmed at a later date.

If anyone has any queries or further questions with regards to Rock School or the information provided please don't hesitate to get in touch!

 

Rachel Wood

Performing Arts Coordinator