Latest exam updates

Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

For more information click here.

Face-to-face practical exams, session 1 - USA

Due to current COVID restrictions, we will not be opening our normal booking period in January for face-to-face practical exams in April-June. We hope to provide a practical session later in the year, but need to keep all dates under review as we can only accept bookings if COVID travel and government restrictions are lifted. We will provide an update nearer to the next booking period.

Christmas discount of 10% on Casio CDP-S90 Digital Pianos – plus free online piano lessons!

Casio Music UK are delighted to offer ABRSM customers a Christmas discount of 10% on sales of the CDP-S90 Digital Piano. Designed to offer an excellent level of touch and tone for beginner pianists, the compact CDP-S90 fits into any living space with ease.  

To activate your discount, enter the code ABRSM10OFF at Casio’s online store checkout. More information is available here.

You can also join Casio and Dr Chris Stanbury for a series of free online piano lessons! 

If you've just started playing the piano or keyboard, Dr Chris' new series of lessons will help you take the next step. With four special festive editions, brush up your music reading and playing skills ready for a new challenge in 2021! Join the lessons every Friday on Facebook (@CasioMusicUK)

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