This session looks at how understanding the way ABRSM exams are assessed can support the exam journey, from planning and preparing through to the exam itself and beyond to the mark form. It explains how the exam structure works and, using recorded examples, how examiners apply the ABRSM marking criteria to assess exam sections.
You'll gain helpful insights into the aspects of musical performance that you and your students need to consider to work effectively towards an ABRSM exam. You'll also come away with a clear understanding of how the mark form comments are intended to help guide your students’ future musical development.
Is assessment only about exams? And are exams only about assessment? By exploring the links between motivation, attainment, assessment and progression, this session demonstrates how there are no simple answers to these questions.
Using the evolution of ABRSM's marking criteria as a starting point, you'll explore how musical assessment can be used in a helpful and holistic way for all concerned – one that supports and guides progression in terms of the process itself and the outcome.
This session provides inspirational lesson ideas to help your students excel in the qualities and skills that ABRSM examiners use to assess the musical outcome in a graded music exam: pitch, time, tone, shape and performance.
This is a hands-on, practical session that can be designed around small or large groups.
Our practical training sessions give you the knowledge and skills you'll need to integrate Music Medals into your day-to-day teaching and confidently conduct the assessments with your students. This training is compulsory if you wish to enter candidates for this form of assessment.
The session lasts between two and three hours and can be tailored to your specific needs. There's a plenary at the end of the training.
Please note that Music Medals are not available for Singing, Piano or Percussion.
Discover ABRSM’s new exam repertoire in a session of practical demonstrations and discussions exploring a variety of musical approaches to teaching the music set for Grades 1–8.
This session looks at imaginative ways to focus your students’ exam preparation around the aspects of musical performance that examiners assess and helps them to engage with the music with enthusiasm and confidence.
Jazz is an increasingly popular style for learners, and although many teachers are enthusiastic about the style, not everyone feels confident about delivering jazz content in lessons.
This session helps you to understand the important elements in the music, and provides ideas that you can take away and work on to feel more comfortable yourself as well as to use as teaching tools for your students.
This session explores the vital relationship between knowledge, understanding and skill – and between the study and the craft of music – as well as other performance-based activities.
Highlighting the importance of music theory, it uses a range of resources to demonstrate some of the intricate, inextricable connections between practical control and mental awareness, and between musical literacy and articulacy, showing how musical knowledge and understanding lies at the heart of successful music-making.