Latest exam updates

Performance Grades: Booking for June Performance Grades is open now until 13 May.

Performance Grade exams

We are now offering Performance Grade exams every month. Please check here for dates and fees. We are extending the introductory 15% discount for these exams so that it applies to all remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams in 2021. Just enter code ABPG15MY when you book. Please also read our terms and conditions here.

Performance Grades discount: system error

We currently have an error in our systems relating to discount codes. When you add the code your order summary will show that 15% has been added to the total, not taken away. However, the 15% discount will be applied to your booking and the correct total will appear at the top of the next screen before you pay. We're working to fix this and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Face-to-face practical exams

We have postponed the start of Session 2 practical exams to allow us to plan with more certainty and book exam venues in good time. We hope to open a booking period in June or July with exams between September and December, exact dates to be confirmed. However, we are keeping these dates under review as we can only accept bookings if COVID-19 travel and government restrictions are lifted. We will provide an update nearer to the booking period.

 

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.

The partnership of five

Our relationship with the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Northern College of Music is something we're extremely proud of.

We work together to further ABRSM’s mission to inspire achievement in music, and to invest in the next generation of teachers, performers, composers and leaders. 

 


Royal Academy of Music
Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music has been training musicians to the highest professional standards since its foundation in 1822. ABRSM's donations to the Academy support individual scholars as well as outreach projects such as Open Academy. ABRSM also supports the Academyâs calendar of performances throughout the year.


Royal College of Music
Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music in London's South Kensington is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. ABRSMâs financial contribution provides vital student support through the College's extensive scholarships programme and its pioneering professional development hub, the Creative Careers Centre.


Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Northern College of Music

The Royal Northern College of Music was formed in 1973 from the merger of the Royal Manchester College of Music with the Northern School of Music. ABRSM's annual donations have enabled the College to develop key initiatives over the years that directly benefit students and boost their employability.


Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has over 170 years of performing-arts education experience and is Scotland's national centre of professional vocational training in this the performing arts. ABRSM's donations contribute towards their initiatives to widen their opportunities to reach even higher numbers of potential entrants.

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