Latest exam updates

Performance Grades – booking for our next session of remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in the week beginning 5 April. To check dates click here. You can find all our Performance Grades information and guidance here.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.


全新钢琴考纲 2021 & 2022 – 2020 年 7 月 9 日正式推出

  •  新增钢琴初级考试级别,初级考试是第一级前的考试,其考试结构、内容和评分标准和其他级别演奏考试相同
  • 全新考试曲目以及音阶要求
  • 曲目列表分类方法改为根据音乐特性,而非作曲时期
  • 提供更多曲目选择以及类型(每个级别30首)
  • 由初级考试至第三级推出合奏选项
  • 设有一年新旧考纲重叠期,钢琴考纲2019 & 2020年有效期至2021年12月31日。考生须注意所有曲目和音阶必须选自相同考纲。

视奏和聆听测试要求维持不变,与 2019 & 2020 考纲要求一样。



  • 考生可使用新考纲的曲目和音阶要求应考;
  • 在新旧考纲重叠期,考生可继续使用2019 & 2020考纲中的曲目和音阶要求应考(详请如下):


所有国家(包括英国和爱尔兰)均享有一年的新旧考纲重叠期。即是说,当2021年1月1日新考纲正式生效,至到2021年12月31日为止,考生仍然可选择使用2019 & 2020考纲中的曲目和音阶要求应考。


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