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

Updating our service to you – from booking exams to receiving results

We are changing the way you book exams and receive results. 

  • We are introducing a new online exam booking service for all graded music exams, ARSM, Prep Test and Performance Assessment.
  • You will need to use the service to book online Music Theory exams and Performance Grade exams.
  • You will need to create a new ABRSM account before you book exams, even you have an existing ABRSM Applicant Number. Will email all our exam applicants when you can go online to create your new account.
  • If you are booking practical exams at a Public Venue organised by us, you can choose your exam date and venue from a list of options, and change appointments online.
  • If you are booking practical exams at a Private Visit, you can upload a list of candidates to your booking and use our online timetabling tool to arrange your exam day(s).
  • For remotely-assessed Performance Grades, you can choose an exam submission slot from a list of options.
  • Practical and Performance Grade exam results will be available more quickly – within a week of the exam, subject to quality assurance checks – with digital mark forms available online as soon as we release your results.
  • Our new candidate account option will give learners and parents easy access to essential exam information.

We no longer accept paper entry forms for these exams. Instead, you will need to book and pay online using a credit or debit card or PayPal.

Arrangements for all other exams are staying the same. 

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