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 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.

North Carolina


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Apple iOS 14 release Our exam booking service is currently not compatible with Apple’s new iOS 14 mobile operating system for iPhones. We are working on a solution, but for the current exam booking period you will need to use an alternative device to make your booking.

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Uploading a Performance Grade video using a mobile device If you are using a mobile device to upload a Performance Grade or ARSM video, you must make sure that for the duration of the upload the device does not go to ‘sleep’ or close. If this happens the upload process will stop and you will need to start again.

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