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

New books and resources

Discovering Music Theory

A new series of graded workbooks and corresponding answer books that offer all-round preparation for our new online Music Theory exams at Grades 1 to 5.

These full-colour workbooks contain progressive exercises interspersed with timely explanations, tips and reminders, enabling learners to build up knowledge and understanding of music theory step by step. 

Take a look inside these new books:

Sample Papers

Music Theory Sample Papers and Music Theory Sample Model Answers are also available for the new style of exams at Grades 1 to 5.

Available from 8 October 2020. Pre-order your copies from ABRSM’s shop now.

Free Sample Papers and Model Answers

To help candidates become familiar with the new question styles, free Sample Papers and Model Answers for Grades 1 to 5 are available.

More free resources

Here are some additional resources and reference guides to help you get familiar with the new question formats.

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