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 https://gb.abrsm.org/en/performancegrades/ 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.

Arizona
California
Colorado
Illinois
Maryland
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Seattle
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

Exams at Public Venues 

If you are booking exams at a Public Venue organised by us you can:

Choose your practical exam date and venue

  • When you book your exams you will be able to choose dates and venues from a list of options. You will know your exam date(s) as soon as you book and pay.
  • You can choose your date and venue, but not the time of your exam. We will email you to confirm the time of your appointment(s) once the booking period has closed and we have finalised the timetables.

Change practical exam appointments online

  • Once the booking period has closed and we have confirmed your exam times, you can go online to change an exam date, if space is available.
  • You can do this up to 48 hours (two full days) before the exam date.

What you need to know

Booking periods for exams

  • The booking period is when you can book exams for the forthcoming exam session. Each booking period has an ‘opening date’ as well as a ‘closing date’.

Book early for more choice of practical exam dates

  • For the widest choice of dates and venues, please book your practical exams as soon as the booking period opens. The earlier you book the more choice you will have.

Late booking

  • Once the booking period has closed and timetables are confirmed, it may be possible to make late bookings for practical exams if space is available.

What about Music Theory exams?

  • All Music Theory exams will continue to take place on set dates.
  • We are unable to accept late bookings for Music Theory exams. 

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