Orange Learn

Vocal Performance – Grade 5

Level 2 certificate

In this exam, our automated examiner SARA will ask you to perform your 4 chosen pieces. Includes a free mock exam.

Exam accredited & recognised internationally: Yes

Qualification Credits:
Qualification Number: 603/4579/2
Level: Level 2 Certificate
Total Credits: 18
EQF Credits: 3
RQF Credits: 2

Certificate: Yes
Exam duration: 24 minutes
Time to complete exam from purchase: 3 months

Helpful links:

Syllabus overview download: Orange Vocal Performance Syllabus



About the exam:

This exam is a performance exam concentrating on Pieces only. Includes a free mock exam.

What do I need to perform: (For marking parameters, refer to the syllabus in the link above)

4 songs with a short introduction to each. 2.5 minutes – 5 minutes each song, with a backing track or live accompaniment

Time Signatures accepted: All time signatures
Range and Register: Up to a 12th (minimum 1 octave) frequent changes between low and high registers with fast changes
more common
Melodic Composition: Variety of intervals used throughout with occasional octave leaps and chromaticism
Rhythmic Values: A variety of all rhythms may be used with syncopation present throughout
Dynamics: All dynamics
Phrasing/Articulation Ornamentation: Increasing variation and complexity of phrases, melisma may be present

Song ideas that you can use:

Female artists:

Skyfall – Adele
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Hideaway – Kiesza
Forget – Lianna La Havas
God Is A Woman – Arianna Grande
What About Us – Pink
Ciao Adios – Anne-Marie
Driver’s Licence – Olivia Rodrigo
Stay – Rihanna
Love You To Lose Me – Selena Gomez

Male artists:

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Ordinary People – John Legend
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Memories – Maroon 5
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Money On My Mind – Sam Smith
Somebody that I used to know – Gotye
Ride – Twenty One Pilots
Rule The World – Take That

Materials used: No materials – you will be expected to perform all songs from memory.

Endorsee: Nik West

Comparative non online exams:

Trinity Rock & Pop – Music Certificates, vocals Intermediate (grade 5)

RSL – Performance Certificates, vocals grade 5

LCM – Leisure Play, popular music vocals grade 5

Minimum system requirements for Mobile Phone uploads:

Mobile phone network coverage or Wi-fi

Minimum system requirements for SARA:

  • A laptop or PC with screen (not available for mobile or tablets)
  • Browser: A current version of Chrome/Safari/Firefox/Edge
  • Internet: Stable wi-fi or Ethernet for best results. Download speed 2 Mbps – Upload speed 2 Mbps
  • Camera: Built in camera or external HD camera with microphone
  • Sound: Any speaker system that you can hear comfortably 

About the Provider

Orange Learn

Orange Amps has long been a respected brand in the music industry, with their products used by many legendary artists across the globe.

Orange Learn offers innovative educational tools that support and inspire a lifelong passion for learning and performing music with courses and exams developed with the aim of supporting students to enjoy their learning experiences from start to finish. They help to build a strong foundation of focused, instrument-led knowledge by increasing performance confidence, musical ability and valuable skills with recognised accreditations.