Latest exam updates

Performance Grade booking

Booking for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens on Tuesday 1 December and closes on Tuesday 8 December. This is when you can book submission dates during our 5 to 31 January exam session. We have a set number of exam slots available, so please book early for the widest choice of dates. Find out more about Performance Grades.

COVID updates

We will contact you if your exams have been affected by COVID. For the latest information, and to check which venues have closed, please visit our Latest updates page

Current Exam Session: Late Booking and Rescheduling Exams

Thank you to everyone who’s booked exams. To help you with your exam arrangements at this exceptionally busy time, please be aware that there are number of services available to you by logging in to your ABRSM account. Find out more.

Update – 9 September

In line with government guidelines, we are now back in the office but with reduced access, hours and staff numbers to allow for social distancing.

We are sending out Music Medals certificates and medals when one of our team is in the office. We hope to have sent out all outstanding certificates and medals – for results confirmed from 16 March –  by the end of September, so that we can then resume normal service in October.

We would ask that you do not send anything to us by post, as our time in office is limited and our main focus will be on sending out certificates and medals.

If you have any queries, please email us at [email protected]

Update – 5 June

Following a successful pilot, we’re pleased to announce that we can now accept remote assessments for the Music Medals programme. If you are a Music Medals Teacher-Assessor interested in submitting remote assessments, please contact us at [email protected]

How do I enter for a Music Medal?

  1. Register as a Music Medals teacher-assessor

  2. Receive parental permission (download a sample parental permission form)

  3. Access our entries and results website using the applicant number and password provided after registration

  4. Enter candidates (either paying by credit/debit card or by using prepaid tokens)

  5. Log in to download Option tests and report forms

Change to Music Medal certificates

As of March 2020 we are withdrawing Music Medals from the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and certificates will no longer carry the Ofqual logo. This change will allow us to make important improvements to Music Medals in response to feedback from teachers and learners. The deadline for submitting an entry to receive a regulated certificate was 22 December 2019, with video and results submitted by 31 January 2020. Results submitted after this date will receive our new non-regulated certificate.

Apart from new certificates, we are continuing to offer Music Medals in their current form with no other changes.

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

Tokens

You can pay for Music Medals assessments in advance by purchasing Music Medals tokens, singly or in bulk.

Find out more about tokens.

Getting parental permission

As a teacher-assessor, it's your responsibility to make sure that each candidate’s parent or guardian consents to their child being video-recorded if they're under the age of 18.

Download a sample parental permission form.

Option tests and report forms

You can download the following for eight weeks after ABRSM receives payment for your entries.

  • A set of confidential Option tests for each candidate
  • A report form for each candidate
  • A blank video log on which the teacher-assessor lists the candidates recorded on each video

Option tests are time-limited and downloading them activates the start of an eight-week period during which the Medal must take place and all video-recordings and assessment materials must be sent to ABRSM.

More information

Music Medals FAQ

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