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.

Online training and supporting films

Child Protection in Education (Music) is a bespoke online course developed by the Musicians’ Union in partnership with EduCare.

This course is suitable for anyone who works with children and young people in a music setting.

The training programme uses the short films available below to show a variety of good and bad practice examples. These will help anyone teaching music to children gain a better understanding of their child protection responsibilities, and avoid situations that could lead to accusations of misconduct.

Introduction

Inappropriate communication with children

Inappropriate demonstration of technique

Dealing with a difficult group situation

Responding to concerns about abuse

Contact ABRSM's DSP

Use this form to contact ABRSM's DSP (Designated Safeguarding Person).

Designated Safeguarding Person

T +44 (0)20 7467 7358

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