The first theory exam is in Second Class when children complete the Royal Irish Academy of Music Preparatory theory exam, in Third Class they complete the RIAM Grade 1 exam, in Fourth Class the RIAM Grade 2 exam and in Fifth Class the RIAM Grade 3 exam. As stated above it is important for your child’s instrumental playing to progress that they complete the syllabus and exams in theory and children from St Canice’s generally do very well in these exams. The cost of the exams will vary from year to year but you will be advised of it at registration and will pay it at this stage.