Orange Learn

Vocal Performance – Grade 6

Level 3 diploma

In this exam, our automated examiner SARA will ask you to perform your 5 chosen pieces. Includes a free mock exam.

Exam accredited & recognised internationally: Yes

Qualification Credits:
Qualification Number: 603/4580/9
Level: Level 3 Diploma
Total Credits: 22
EQF Credits: 4
RQF Credits: 3

Certificate: Yes
Exam duration: 30 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)

5 songs with a short introduction to each. 3 minutes – 5 minutes each song, with a backing track or live accompaniment

Time Signatures accepted: All time signatures
Range and Register: Up to a 13th (minimum 1 octave) frequent changes between low and high registers with fast changes
Melodic Composition: Leaps of an octave and over may be used, more challenging intervallic melody shown throughout
Rhythmic Values: A variety of all rhythms with increasing complexity than previous grades
Dynamics: All dynamics
Phrasing/Articulation Ornamentation: Increasing variation and complexity, melisma and rap can be used, effects may be used such as
growls and screams

Song ideas that you can use:

Female artists:

Firework – Katy Perry
Good As Hell – Lizzo
Wicked Game – London Grammar
Dog Days Are Over – Florence & The Machine
Elastic Heart – Sia
Learn To Let Go – Kesha
Beautiful Trauma – Pink
Lost On You – LP
Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
Halo – Beyoncé

Male artists:

Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Neutron Star Collision – Muse
The Ballad Of Mona Lisa – Panic! At The Disco
Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
Take Me To Church – Hozier
One – U2
You Are The Reason – Calum Scott
Counting Stars – One Republic

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 Advanced (grade 6)

RSL – Performance Certificates, vocals grade 6

LCM – Leisure Play, popular music vocals grade 6

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.