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.

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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.

Did you see Beat Goes On on The One Show?

With free downloadable resources and a body percussion workshop EVERY morning, we’re loving Ollie Tunmer's efforts to turn us into the next cast of STOMP.

Ollie is the founder and director of Beat Goes On. He is a former cast member of the hit show STOMP and its sister show, The Lost & Found Orchestra. He is also a qualified secondary school music teacher and combines these experiences to deliver fun, engaging and memorable workshops which draw on participants’ own ideas, as well as developing skills and knowledge. Ollie also promotes the use of music as a means of encouraging well-being, for individuals and teaching communities.

Free downloadable resources

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/samba-rhythm-grids/

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/junk-percussion-guide/

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/manchester-expo-2017-resources/

Blog posts about percussion in education, from guest authors

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/blog/

Body Beats body percussion book / video tutorial

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/shop/

Daily Body Beats online body percussion sessions, 11am BST

www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer

We would love to see you and your family enjoying Ollie’s Body Beats percussion sessions. Let us know how you get on with them by emailing us at [email protected]

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