Music Medals

Music Medals are an assessment from the Associated Board that measure and celebrate the achievement of children who are taught in groups from the earliest stages of learning.  There are five progressive medal levels, starting at Copper, then moving on to Bronze, Silver, Gold and finally Platinum.  The first medal, Copper, is approachable for most pupils during their first year of study and each subsequent medal has been positioned broadly as an annual target.

Instruments can be assessed using Music Medals: keyboard, violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, E flat horn, French horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone, recorder and tuba.

If your child has lessons through the Music & Arts Service, their teacher will send home a letter when they feel the child is ready to take an exam.  Payment for your child’s Music Medal exam is online with your debit/credit card as long as you have a current email account and have access to the internet.  Simply log on to Music Medals and select the ‘Buy Tokens’ icon.  You will then be given the option to purchase your Music Medal tokens by selecting the secure online form.  Once you have received your token number, please keep a note of it for your own records and write it down on the consent form before returning it to the Music & Arts Service, Unit 8, Mitre Court, Bradford BD4 9JY.

They keep recordings of the music medals examinations for 90 days after the examination, after which they are destroyed. They keep very few recordings for the purposes of showing OFQUAL (the UK exam regulator) evidence of what  exams are like. If you would like for your candidates video to be destroyed immediately this can be arranged, but please email in to with your request.

N B Your child will be video-recorded during their assessment.  To download parental consent form for the recording, please click Music Medal Letter 2016 – 2017

Music Medals 2016 Prices







Music Medals £11.50 £15.00 £20.00 £24.00 £29.00