In addition to the public exams outlined above, Wolverhampton Music Service also offers a Grade 1 exam in the String, Brass and Percussion Departments. (Woodwind offer a Grade 1 Assessment which is completed by pupils within lesson time in their school).
These exams are offered to pupils in schools which have a Service Level Agreement with the Wolverhampton Music Service and provide pupils with an opportunity to perform and complete musical tests at Grade 1 level.
They receive both constructive feedback and a grading for their performance and this is assessed by another member of the relevant department. Music performed in these exams will usually be chosen from tutor books, thus avoiding the need for parents to buy additional music at this level. There is no fee passed on to parents for this exam.