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At ABRSM we want to make sure you have the best exam experience possible and we take extra care at every stage of the results issuing process.

New arrangements for Practical exam results

Summer 2017 exam session (B period)

Updated 14 June 2017

Practical exam results will be published online approximately two to three weeks after the exam date and Applicants will receive mark forms and certificates in the post approximately ten days later. For example, if you receive your results online on 3 July, you should receive your results in the post by 13 July.

Practical and theory results are sent to the applicant (the person who made the exam entry) by Royal Mail, First-Class post.

The results timetable below is intended as a guide to indicate when ABRSM will release UK & Ireland practical exam results online.

*ABRSM reserves the right to amend the dates below at any given time and will update this page to reflect any changes.

Exam Week

Exam Dates

Results available for Applicant to view online

Week 1

*05-10 June

Between 19 - 26 June

Week 2

*12-16 June

Between 26 June – 3 July

Week 3

*19-24 June

Between 3 - 10 July

Week 4

*26 June-01 July

Between 10 -17 July

Week 5

*03-08 July

Between 17 - 24 July

Week 6

*10-15 July

Between 24 - 31 July

Theory Exam Results

Theory Exam Date

Results available for Applicant to view online

Results will follow in the post approximately 14 days after the online results

Saturday 17 June

Friday 14 July

Note about quality assurance

We know that you expect consistency of examining standards from ABRSM. One aspect of our extensive investment in maintaining those standards is for all results to go through a thorough process of quality checking before they are released. This also gives you seven days in which to contact us about anything unusual that happened on your exam day, so that we can investigate prior to issuing the result. We also perform additional quality checks to a small selection of results meaning that, in some instances, their release may take longer. Every effort is made to release all results as soon as possible.

Journey of a mark form

We’re sometimes asked about the various stages that our Practical exam results go through before they are released. Watch our film to find out more!

Music Theory exams

For Music Theory exams, the mark form gives a breakdown of the marks awarded for each question and the total number of marks. Music Theory papers are not returned after marking. Results will be published online approximately four weeks after the exam date and you will receive results and certificates by post within six weeks of the exam.

Music Medals assessments

As soon as we have completed our moderation process, we send an email confirming that results are being sent by post and are also available online.

Medals, certificates and commentaries

Each of your successful candidates receives a medal, a certificate and a commentary on his or her performance. Candidates with a Working Towards result receive a commentary only. Medals, certificates and commentaries are despatched by post following the initial email notification of the issue of results.

Please do remember that if you are a named Teacher-Assessor, Music Medals Coordinator or Music Medals Partner, you also have access to statistics on your candidates' performances. These can be obtained on the Music Medals entries and results website.


Diplomas are sent for review and ratification by one of our diploma committees. This process is a vital part of our quality assurance procedure and may take up to three months.

Mark forms and certificates

Unless otherwise requested during entry, mark forms and certificates are posted to the applicant named on the entry form, whose responsibility it is to pass them on to candidates. 

All successful candidates receive a copy of the mark form and a certificate that specifies the subject and grade in which they have been examined.

Unique Learner Number (ULN)


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