Syllabus Updates and Specifications

Syllabus Updates

Below are documents that list changes to published syllabus content:

• The amendments are grouped by grade, with the most recent information at the beginning of the document.
• Each correction is contained within a box.
• Each box contains the date of the amendment.
• The correction itself is shaded.

Syllabus Amendments

Discovering Repertoire

  • Level 2 – the note on page 22 (‘For the classwork reverence, please play DR2-35, page 52’) has been printed in error and should be ignored.
  • Level 3, Variation 1 Female – the second page of Benesh Notation for this variation (page 57) is incorrect in the books first published in 2017 (see copyright page). This has been corrected for all subsequent reprints. This link contains the correct version.

Sheet Music Amendments

For syllabus and music books visit


Exams, class awards, presentation classes, and solo performance awards.

This document is valid from June 2021 and supersedes all previous Specifications and Examinations Information, Rules and Regulations documentation.

Information includes:

  • registration and entry
  • preparation and requirements
  • the exam day
  • results and certificates
  • general information, e.g. uniform, exam timing, venue requirements, prerequisites, music, refunds and cancellations
  • regulatory information
  • aims and objectives
  • syllabus content, and
  • marking criteria and how marks are awarded

Discovering Repertoire Specification – this information, although included in the main Specifications, has been extracted for ease of access.

*Please Note: RAD Canada is not able to carry forward any examination fee(s) to another session.