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.

We will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Exact dates will be announced soon. Please check here for more information.

Music Theory exam dates

We can now confirm Grade 6 to 8 paper Music Theory exams will go ahead on Wednesday 28 April at 5pm. The booking period will be open from 8 to 15 March.

Piano Star Skills Builder

Here are audio tracks for the four scale harmonisations and several pieces from Piano Star Skills Builder. These provide an opportunity for the pupil to play-along at home and create a duet on their own!

Each piece has a two-bar ‘count-in’, given by percussion instruments indicating the beat, before the music starts. We’ve selected a reasonable speed for each piece, but you can alter the speed using ABRSM’s Speedshifter app.

We hope you and your pupils find these tracks useful, and that they add to your enjoyment of the book.

David Blackwell and Karen Marshall

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