Latest exam updates

COVID update

In response to the current restrictions in the UK and Ireland we are deferring Session 1 face-to-face practical exams at Public Venues and paper-based Grade 6 to 8 Music Theory exams at Public Venues and Private Visits. Where we can we will still offer practical exams at Private Visits. Our remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams and our Grade 1 to 5 online Music Theory exams are unaffected and all dates remain unchanged. To read more, please visit our latest updates page.

Music Theory exam dates

We are providing extra dates in March when candidates can take an online Grade 1 to 5 Music Theory exam.

  • Tuesday 16 March – candidates can start the exam at any time between 5pm and 6pm
  • Saturday 20 March – candidates can start the exam at any time between 10am and 11am
  • Thursday 25 March – candidates can start the exam at any time between 5pm and 6pm

 We plan to offer Grade 6 to 8 paper Music Theory exams on Wednesday 28 April with a booking period from 8 to 15 March.

Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens on 1 February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

Did you see Beat Goes On on The One Show?

With free downloadable resources and a body percussion workshop EVERY morning, we’re loving Ollie Tunmer's efforts to turn us into the next cast of STOMP.

Ollie is the founder and director of Beat Goes On. He is a former cast member of the hit show STOMP and its sister show, The Lost & Found Orchestra. He is also a qualified secondary school music teacher and combines these experiences to deliver fun, engaging and memorable workshops which draw on participants’ own ideas, as well as developing skills and knowledge. Ollie also promotes the use of music as a means of encouraging well-being, for individuals and teaching communities.

Free downloadable resources

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/samba-rhythm-grids/

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/junk-percussion-guide/

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/manchester-expo-2017-resources/

Blog posts about percussion in education, from guest authors

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/blog/

Body Beats body percussion book / video tutorial

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/shop/

Daily Body Beats online body percussion sessions, 11am BST

www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer

We would love to see you and your family enjoying Ollie’s Body Beats percussion sessions. Let us know how you get on with them by emailing us at [email protected]

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