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Exam dates and fees

Practical and ARSM exams are held in our exam centres throughout the UK.

Online entry for the Spring exam session will open early December.

Spring 2018 (A) Practical and ARSM exams

Closing date for online entry: Friday 19 January

Closing date for postal entry: Friday 12 January

All instruments and grades

United Kingdom 26 February - 29 March

Jazz exams

United Kingdom 26 February - 10 March

Summer 2018 (B) Practical and ARSM exams

Closing date for online entry: Friday 11 May

Closing date for postal entry: Friday 4 May

All instruments and grades

Scotland & Northern Ireland 4 June - 30 June
England & Wales 11 June - 14 July

Jazz exams

Scotland & Northern Ireland 4-15 June
England & Wales 11-23 June

Autumn 2018 (C) Practical and ARSM exams

Closing date for online entry: Friday 28 September

Closing date for postal entry: Friday 21 September

All instruments and grades

United Kingdom 5 November - 8 December

Jazz exams

United Kingdom 5-17 November

2018 Practical exam fees

Prep Test £36.00
Grade 1 £40.00
Grade 2 £45.00
Grade 3 £52.00
Grade 4 £58.00
Grade 5 £62.00
Grade 6 £72.00
Grade 7 £78.00
Grade 8 £91.00
ARSM (from 2017) £155.00
Performance Assessment £41.00
Ensemble: Primary† £59.00
Ensemble: Intermediate† £69.00
Ensemble: Advanced† £77.00
Choral Singing: Primary† £82.00*
Choral Singing: Intermediate† £113.00*
Choral Singing: Advanced† £134.00*

Notes

* plus £50.00 attendance fee, if applicable

Postal entries only - online entry not available

Visits

If you have three hours examining work or more and want the exams to take place during the main exam session, we will send an examiner to you. You may specify the date on which the exams should start. Entries must be received by the normal closing date.

Special visits

If you have three hours examining work or more and want the exams to take place outside the main exam session, we will send an examiner to you. You may specify the date on which the exams should start. Entries must be received at least one month (28 days for UK online entries) before the chosen exam date, which must be outside Periods A, B and C.

Regulations and information

Before entering for an exam, please ensure that you are familiar with the Regulations and Information for exams as well as the relevant syllabus.

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Exams are held in Public Centres on specified dates. Exams may also be held at any school of general education approved by ABRSM on the same specified dates as given below.

Spring 2018 (A) Music Theory exams

Closing date for online entry: Friday 19 January

Closing date for postal entry: Friday 12 January

Start time for Spring (A) exams: 5pm

Exam dates

United Kingdom Wednesday 28 February

Summer 2018 (B) Music Theory exams

Closing date for online entry: Friday 11 May

Closing date for postal entry: Friday 4 May

Start time for Summer (B) exams: 10am

Exam date

United Kingdom Saturday 16 June

Autumn 2018 (C) Music Theory exams

Closing date for online entry: Friday 28 September

Closing date for postal entry: Friday 21 September

Start time for Autumn (C) exams: 5pm

Exam date

United Kingdom Tuesday 6 November

2018 Music Theory fees

Grade 1 £27.00
Grade 2 £29.00
Grade 3 £32.00
Grade 4 £34.00
Grade 5 £37.00
Grade 6 £41.00
Grade 7 £44.00
Grade 8 £47.00

DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas take place in two exam sessions each year.

Summer 2018 (B) Diplomas

Closing date for postal entry: Friday 4 May

Please note that online entry is not available for DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas.

Diploma exams

Scotland & Northern Ireland 2-7 July
England & Wales 16-21 July

Autumn 2018 (C) Diplomas

Closing date for postal entry: Friday 21 September

Please note that online entry is not available for DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas.

Diploma exams

United Kingdom 10-15 December

2018 Diploma fees

DipABRSM £250.00
LRSM £550.00
FRSM £790.00
Retake fee: DipABRSM £200.00
Retake fee: LRSM £440.00
Retake fee: FRSM £632.00

Notes

* ARSM exams take place during Practical exam periods - see the first tab for details of exam dates and fees.

Music Medals assessments

The timing of Music Medals assessments is decided by the teacher and candidates - entry is available throughout the year!

2018 Music Medals fees

Copper £12.00
Bronze £16.00
Silver £21.00
Gold £25.00
Platinum £30.00

Additional information

Other fees and charges (2017)*

 

Exam taken after 1993

Exam taken from 1977 to 1993

Exam taken before 1977

Confirmation of marks

free of charge

£40.00

£50.00

Duplicate certificate

£10.50 (diplomas £17.50, Music Medals £6.00)

included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)

included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)

 

Practical

Theory

Appeal investigation**

No fee

Half of the entry fee

Independent review

£60.00 per candidate

£60.00 per candidate

Administrative charge for payment with dishonoured cheque

£22.00

£22.00

* The above charges should be paid direct to ABRSM's office in London by sterling draft presentable in the UK or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Sterling drafts should be payable to ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’.

If you wish to pay locally please contact your Local Representative who will advise you of the local fee and method of payment.

** For multiple candidates, the investigation fee charged will not exceed five times the local Grade 5 Practical/Music Theory fee.

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