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Examinations

The Guild of Church Musicians offer the following examinations to all its members:

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The Archbishops’ Chorister Medal:

The Archbishops’ Chorister Medal is open to anyone who is actively involved as a singer in Christian worship up to the age of 18. There is no minimum age, but it is expected that candidates will normally be at least 8 or 9.

The aim is not only to develop practical work, but to encourage attentive listening and reflection on the role of music in worship.
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The Archbishops’ Chorister Medal Mark Scheme:

Aim and Purpose

The aim of the Archbishops’ Chorister Medal course and examination is to develop practical work and to encourage attentive listening and reflection on the role of music in worship. Find out more about how the Archbishops’ Chorister Medal is marked.
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The Archbishops’ Preliminary Certificate

The Archbishops’ Preliminary Certificate is open to anyone actively involved as a singer or instrumentalist in Christian worship, younger or older. The aim is not only to develop practical work, but to encourage attentive listening and reflection on the role of music in worship.

There is an examination for the certificate.
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The Archbishops’ Certificate in Church Music

ACertCM is open to all involved in Christian worship as singers (choral or soloists), choir directors, organists, players of other types of instruments – and indeed to others with a keen interest in church music.

The course has four components, with examinations for Components 3 and 4.
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The Archbishops’ Certificate in Church Music Mark Scheme

ACertCM Mark Scheme provides a guide to what is expected of candidates and the marking criteria.
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The Archbishops’ Certificate in Public Worship:

ACertPW is open to all involved in Christian worship as ordained or lay leaders (or as active participators).

The course has four components, with examinations for Components 3 and 4.
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The Archbishops’ Certificate in Public Worship Mark Scheme:

The ACertPW Mark Scheme provides a guide to what is expected of candidates and the marking criteria.
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