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.

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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.

Do you have role models?

We help young musicians like Irobosa through a fund to support their music making, in partnership with the National Youth Arts Trust (NYAT).

In partnership with the NYAT, we are supporting a number of bursaries to help young people access music tuition. Find out more about applying for an NYAT bursary here: https://nationalyouthartstrust.org.uk

You can find out more about how we support music making, teaching and learning all over the world at: http://www.abrsm.org/about

Thank you to Xanthe and the Hackney Music Service team for their help in making this film.

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