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Current Exam Session: Late Booking and Rescheduling Exams

Thank you to everyone who’s booked exams. To help you with your exam arrangements at this exceptionally busy time, please be aware that there are number of services available to you by logging in to your ABRSM account. 

Online Theory exam

All applicants who have made a booking for the Online Theory exams in November were sent their candidates’ log in details by email between 23-25 October

Please follow the link in the email which provides checklists for applicants, candidates and Responsible Adults and the link to the necessary software.

Section 1: Music Theory exams (online and paper-based)

1. We can only accept entries for Music Theory exams during the published booking period. We are unable to accept late entries for these assessments.

Section 2: Remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams

1. It may be possible to make a late booking for these exams is space is available. Exam submission slots will become available for late booking once the booking period has closed and we’ve confirmed the exam schedule. You can book candidates into available slots up to 48 hours before an exam submission date.

2. You should not rely on late booking to secure an exam slot. Any available slots are likely to be limited and we cannot guarantee that you will be able to book an exam once the booking period has closed.

Section 3: Practical exams at Public Venues, including Practical Grades, Prep Test, Performance Assessment and ARSM

1. It may be possible to make a late booking for these exams is space is available in the timetable. Exam slots will become available for late booking once the booking period has closed and we’ve confirmed the timetables. You can book candidates into available slots up to 48 hours before an exam time.

2. You should not rely on late booking to secure an exam slot. Any available slots are likely to be limited and we cannot guarantee that you will be able to book an exam once the booking period has closed.

Section 4: Practical exams at Private Visits, including Practical Grades, Prep Test, Performance Assessment and ARSM

  1. If space is available, Visit Organisers and Permitted Applicants can add candidates as late bookings after the Private Visit has been confirmed (28 days before the visit start date). You can book candidates into available space up to 48 hours before the visit start date.
  2. You can only add candidates as late bookings if space is available within your confirmed visit dates and times. We finalise visits as full days or half days and we cannot add further days or extend a half day to a full day once the visit has been confirmed.
  3. You should not rely on late booking to secure an exam slot. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to book an exam once a Private Visit has been confirmed.

Section 5: Diplomas

1. We will accept entries entries one week after the closing date providing they are made by post and the full fee is paid.

2. We cannot accept date preferences or special requests for late entries.

3. We do not accept late entries by email or telephone.

Section 6: Ensembles & Choral Singing

We do not accept late entries for these assessments.

Section 7: Music Medals

There are no closing dates for Music Medals and teachers can make entries at any time. Full details are available at abrsm.org/musicmedals.

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