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.

Fantastic music resources to support your children at home

We’ve pulled together some of our favourite resources to support music learning at home for primary and secondary age children.

Learn to conduct!

No need to buy an expensive baton, try a pencil or a wooden spoon when giving these

conducting tutorials a go http://encoreyouthmusic.com/explore-conducting/

Amnesty International – The Power of our Voices

These thought-provoking lesson guides to protest music through the ages are best suited to children over the age of 11 and come with their own worksheets. https://www.amnesty.org.uk/files/yhrs_lesson_1_case_studies__worksheets_2014.pdf

Make your own African Djembe

This primary resource gives children an opportunity to get artistically and musically creative by crafting and decorating a Djembe drum. They will also have an opportunity to think about music, art and design that is influenced by African culture. Children will be challenged to follow instructions to make an African drum, and adapt those instructions for their own creativity using the National Geographic Kids’ Art resource sheet.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/primary-resource/african-djembe-drum-art-primary-resource/

Chrome Music Lab

The Chrome Music Lab website makes learning music accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. Many teachers have been using Chrome Music Lab as a tool in their classrooms to explore music and its connections to science, maths, art and more, as well as combining it with dance and live instruments. Here’s a collection of some its uses on Twitter.( https://twitter.com/i/events/826075807915192320)

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

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