Latest exam updates

Practical Session 2 Update - USA

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners And we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 2 Practical exams scheduled for October-December. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades https://gb.abrsm.org/en/performancegrades/ internationally starting before the end of 2020 and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory November Update - USA

We are still in the process of confirming with our Representatives whether Music Theory exams can take place in every area, based on local official advice. However, we can confirm that the Theory exams in the following areas below have been cancelled. All other areas are currently scheduled to hold a Music Theory exam, however we are monitoring the situation closely and will be in touch if anything changes.

Arizona
California
Colorado
Illinois
Maryland
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Seattle
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

This page includes information about:

  • Practical exam appointments at Public Venues
  • How to change an exam appointment
  • Music Theory exams

For information about practical Private Visit timetables and appointments click here.

Practical exam appointments at Public Venues

During the booking period you can choose exam dates and venues from a list of available options before booking and paying for your exams. Once the booking period has closed and we have finalised the timetables, we will email applicants, and candidates (parents/carers) who have an account, to let them know they can log in to view their confirmed exam appointments including the time. Once appointments are confirmed, you can log in to your account at any time to view your exam bookings and check date, time and venue information.

For information about making a late booking once the booking period has closed click here.

Changing practical appointments at Public Venues

Once appointment times have been confirmed applicants, and candidates (parents/carers) with an account, can log in to their account to change an appointment. Alternative appointments are offered subject to availability.

You can change an appointment up to 48 hours before the exam date. You will only be able to view alternative appointment slots that are more than 48 hours ahead and that are equal to or longer than the length of your exam. For example, if your exam appointment is 15 minutes long, you will only be able to see alternative appointments of 15 minutes or more. Once you’ve found a suitable alternative appointment, you can move the candidate into the new slot.

You can only reschedule one exam at a time and we are unable to transfer access arrangements to a rescheduled appointment. If a candidate has access arrangements booked, please consider this carefully before changing their appointment.

Practical exams at Private Visits

Once the booking period has closed we will email the Visit Organiser, any Permitted Applicants, and candidates (parents/carers) who have an account, to let them know they can log in to view their appointments.

For information about making late bookings once a Private Visit has been confirmed click here.

Music Theory exams

Music Theory exams take place on set dates and times.

Once the booking period has closed we will email applicants, and candidates (parents/carers) with an account, to let them know that they can log in to view their confirmed exam details.

 

How to reschedule a practical Public Venue exam

Once we’ve confirmed your exam appointments you can log in to your account and search for alternative appointments.

  • Log in and click ‘Booking details’ to view your booking.
  • You’ll see a list of candidates/exams with a clock icon at the end of each line.
  • Click on a clock icon to search for an alternative appointment.
  • You’ll only see appointment slots that are more than 48 hours (two full days) ahead and that are equal to or longer than the length of the exam.
  • Once you’ve found a suitable alternative appointment, you can select it for the candidate.
Candidate accounts

Candidates with an account can log in to view their confirmed exam appointments and change practical appointments at Public Venues. Candidates can register and create their own account or parents/carers can do this on their behalf. The account must be registered in the candidate’s name. Find out more about candidate accounts.

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