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.

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.

Playing On Again

with ABRSM Executive director Lincoln Abbotts

The emergence of COVID-19 last year reminded us all of the incredible power of music to help us through extraordinary times.

As schools closed and face-to-face exams were cancelled, ABRSM was proud to step forward to help musicians around the world Play On through the ideas, resources and encouragement offered on these pages.

We know you appreciated it too. There were incredible 300,000 visits to the platform and it hosted some fantastic musical moments like our Making Music Day ensemble performance featuring 700 players from around the world.

If you aren’t already a regular visitor we hope you will make Play On an online home during the continuing challenges of these times. Whether you’re a teacher, parent or musician it is here to help you learn, teach and share music.

There’s loads of fantastic stuff – ideas, tips, resources and fun – already on the site and we’ll be adding even more over the coming weeks so, join us, keeping checking for updates, join in our fantastic new weekly Musical Moments at 4pm every Thursday, and, above all, Play On!

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