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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

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  • Rigorously vetting new agents, contractors and suppliers before placing contracts with them, including taking references for all new suppliers
  • Obtaining assurance from existing suppliers that they abide by the new legislation and have checks in place for their own supply chains
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  • Thoroughly vetting and training all representatives (globally) and only engaging reputable organisations or individuals to act on our behalf
  • Only using reputable agencies to provide staff or services and ensuring that those staff are paid the national minimum wage, as a minimum
  • Complying with best practice when recruiting and employing staff
  • Establishing clear and effective lines of communication with our international representatives, and with examiners and staff travelling overseas, which they can use to report any concerns – we always act promptly on any feedback

This statement was approved by ABRSM's Governing Body on 29 November 2018 and will be reviewed annually.

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