Exam Dates & Fees

Exam Dates 2019/2020

Closing Dates 

  • Winter 2019: 1 October 2019 (Postal) & 6 October 2019 (Online)
  • Spring 2020: 14 January 2020 (Postal) & 18 January 2020 (Online)
  • Summer 2020:  1 March 2020 (Postal) & 10 March 2020 (Online)
  • Winter 2020: 1 October 20202 (Postal) & 6 October 2020 (Online)

Exam Sessions 

  • Winter 2019: Friday 1 November to Saturday 7 December 2019
  • Spring 2020: Monday 17 February to Saturday 14 March 2020
  • Summer 2020: Tuesday 14 April to Tuesday 2 June 2020 *
  • Winter 2019: Monday 2 November to Saturday 5 December 2020

* Exams will be held during the Easter break, if unavailable, indicate on your application. 

Written Exam (start promptly at 2.00 pm)

Music Theory

  • Saturday 16 November 2019
  • Saturday 23 May 2020
  • Saturday 14 November 2020

If sitting a theory exam, please indicate this on your practical application to avoid date clash.

Speech Senior Certificate (written paper):

  • Saturday 16 November 2019
  • Saturday 23 May 2020
  • Saturday 14 November 2020

Bank Holidays

  • October: Monday 28 October 2019
  • March: Tuesday 17 March 2020
  • April/Easter: Monday 13 April 2020
  • May: Monday 4 May 2020
  • June: Monday 1 June 2020
  • October: Monday 26 October 2020

Entry fees 

Subject/Level

Price

Instruments, Singing, Duets & Speech and Drama Subjects  
Early Learning Grade €15.30
Kindergarten, Elementary, Preliminary, Primary & Preparatory Grades €31.60
Grade I €48.30
Sub-Junior Grade €48.30
Grade II €57.50
Grade III €63.50
Junior Grade €63.50
Grade IV & Grade V €72.20
Middle & Senior Grades €72.20
Grade VI €84.50
Grade VII €88.00
Grade VIII €96.00
Senior Certificate Grade €134.50
Recital Certificate Programme  
Junior €54.60
Intermediate €66.50
Advanced €83.00
Stage School Performance, Oral Communication and Performance & Interview Techniques  
Junior Grade €45.90
Intermediate Grade €58.00
Senior Grade €58.00
Advanced Grade €71.00
Creative Performance  
Introductory Grade €31.50
Preparatory Grade €36.50
Junior Grade €45.90
Intermediate Grade €58.30
Transition Grade €58.30
Senior Grade €58.30
English as a Second Language  
Preliminary Grade €36.50
Intermediate Grade €58.30
Senior Grade €58.30
Speech & Drama Senior Certificate Written Paper  
Senior Certificate Grade €62.00
Groups & Ensembles  
Ensemble €76.85
Orchestra €76.85
Class/Choral Singing €76.85
Group Drama €76.85
Choric Verse-Speaking €76.85
Cór-Reacaireacht €76.85
RIAM CARA Music Awards  
Céim 1, Céim 2 & Céim 3 €15.30
RIAM CARA Drama/Communication Awards  
Drama Groups - Taisteal 1, Taisteal 2 & Taisteal 3 €76.10
Transition Year Communication Award €15.90
Theory & Harmony Examinations  
Preparatory Grade €23.00
Grades I & II €28.50
Grades III, IV & V €35.50
Grades VI, VII & VIII €55.00
Senior Certificate Grade €66.00