Preparing for an exam
Grades 1 to 5
From 2020 - for online exams in all territories where they are available.
From 2021 - for paper-based exams in territories where online exams are not yet available
The core understanding candidates need to take an exam is staying the same and our existing books and resources still provide valuable preparation material. These include: Music Theory in Practice, Past Papers and Model Answers, the AB Guide to Music Theory and First Steps in Music Theory as well our music theory app.
Free Sample Papers and Model Answers
It’s important that candidates are familiar with the different style of exam questions they will be answering. To help, we are providing free Sample Papers and Model Answers – one set for each grade. The Grade 5 paper and answers are available now. Sample Papers and Model Answers for Grades 1 to 4 will follow.
Download the new Grade 5 Sample Paper
Download the new Grade 5 Model Answers
Online practice questions
All candidates who have been entered for an online Music Theory exam will have the opportunity to log in to the online exam platform to find out what it will be like on the day and practise some example questions.
New books and resources – coming soon
In October we are publishing specially designed learning resources which offer complete preparation for the updated Music Theory exams at Grades 1 to 5. You can use these books to prepare for online exams at these grades from November 2020 onwards (where online exams are available) and paper-based exams from 2021 (where we are not providing online exams yet).
Look out for more information about these exciting new books and resources – coming soon!