The College offers a selection of examination resources to Members. These resources are issued for guidance only and are by no means exhaustive. Candidates are not required to use specific textbooks nor are they obliged to base their preparatory work on particular methods or models.
If you are signed in, these resources will be listed below for download (if you cannot see this list, click here to sign in or to join the College).
Much support material is available for borrowing (note that some restrictions may apply) and reference in the College Library. For access to the Library, click here.
Past papers are also available to purchase, click here.
The College also holds a number of educational events and courses each year which prepare prospective candidates for the examinations. For more information about the work of RCO Academy, the College’s education and outreach department, click here.
Examination ResourcesSupport for Examination Candidates
Examination Application Form
Examination Reading List
Guidance Sheet: CertRCO Keyboard Skills Study Materials
Guidance Sheet: CertRCO Hymn Playing
Guidance Sheet, CertRCO 2013-2014, Written Paper Q3, Organ Repertoire
Guidance Sheet: ARCO Aural Exam Techniques
Guidance Sheet: ARCO Aural Exam Preparation
Guidance Sheet: ARCO Keyboard Skills; Using Preparation Time
Guidance Sheet: ARCO Keyboard Skills Tests
Guidance Sheet, ARCO 2013-2014, Paper II Q3, Historical Studies
Guidance Sheet, FRCO, Written Paper II, Q1 (Aural Perception), extracts from 2001
Guidance Sheet, FRCO 2013-2014, Paper II Q3, Set Work(s)
Guidance Sheet, FRCO 2013-2014, Paper II Q4, History of Organ Music