What's in the exam?
- Scales & arpeggios
- Sight-reading and figured bass realization
- Aural tests
Latest exam updates
Music Theory exams – March 2021
For more information click here.
We are currently in the process of refunding applicants for Theory cancellations in November. Unfortunately due to the volume of refunds we are processing throughout the world this may take longer than usual for which we apologise.
Remotely-assessed Performance Grades and ARSM
The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams is in February – for details see our dates and fees page.
Harpsichord exams consist of three pieces, chosen by the candidate from the appropriate lists in the current syllabus, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading (and figured bass realization) and aural tests.
Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.
There are five grades of assessment. Select a grade using the links below in order to view the syllabus and supporting materials for that grade.