2020 Dates and fees

United Kingdom

Practical

We hold face-to-face practical and ARSM exams at our Public Venues during the exam sessions listed on this page.

We also offer a remote assessment option for ARSM exams - please click on the Performance Grades tab for dates.

We hope to be able to open the following live Practical exam booking periods as planned. However, we will continue to keep these dates under review as our ability to accept live Practical exam bookings remains conditional on COVID-19 travel and government restrictions being lifted. We will provide an update nearer to each booking period.

Practical & ARSM exams (Session 1)

Online booking period: 18 January - 01 February 2021

Closing date for postal entry: 22 January 2021 (Choral Singing & Ensemble exams only)

All instruments and grades

United Kingdom 01 March-01 April

Practical & ARSM exams (Session 2)

Online booking period: 26 April-10 May 2021

Closing date for postal entry: 07 May 2021 (Choral Singing & Ensemble exams only)

All instruments and grades

Scotland & Northern Ireland 01-26 June 2021
England & Wales 14 June - 17 July 2021

Practical & ARSM exams (Session 3)

Online booking period: 27 September – 11 October 2021

Closing date for postal entry: 08 October 2021 (Choral Singing & Ensemble exams only)

 

All instruments and grades

United Kingdom 08 November-12 December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 39 GBP
Initial Grade 40 GBP
Grade 1 44 GBP
Grade 2 50 GBP
Grade 3 58 GBP
Grade 4 63 GBP
Grade 5 69 GBP
Grade 6 80 GBP
Grade 7 85 GBP
Grade 8 101 GBP
ARSM 170 GBP
Performance Assessment 45 GBP
Ensemble: Primary† 85 GBP
Ensemble: Intermediate† 101 GBP
Ensemble: Advanced† 170 GBP
Choral Singing: Initial† 85 GBP*
Choral Singing: Intermediate† 101 GBP*
Choral Singing: Advanced† 170 GBP*
Choral Singing: Attendance Fee 58 GBP

Notes

Postal entries only – online entry not available

Regulations and information

Before entering for an exam, make sure that you're familiar with our Regulations and Information for exams as well as the relevant syllabus.

 

Performance Grades

Performance Grades are remotely-assessed exams available at Grades 1 to 8. We also offer a remote-assessment option for ARSM exams. When you book an exam you can select an exam submission date from a list of options available during the exam session. This will be the latest date by which you must upload and submit the exam recording.

We plan to hold Performance Grade exams throughout 2021, more information will be provided by the end of 2020.

Performance Grades (session one)

Booking Period: 01-08 December 2020

All instruments and grades

Performance Grades 05-31 January 2021

Performance Grade fees

Grade 1 44 GBP
Grade 2 50 GBP
Grade 3 58 GBP
Grade 4 63 GBP
Grade 5 69 GBP
Grade 6 80 GBP
Grade 7 85 GBP
Grade 8 101 GBP
ARSM 170 GBP

Notes

Regulations and information

Before entering for an exam, make sure that you're familiar with our Regulations and Information for exams as well as the relevant syllabus.

 

Jazz

How to book Autumn 2020 Jazz Exams

For additional guidance, see our user guides and videos.

1. Check ABRSM Jazz Visit dates, Venue Codes, booking periods and fees

2. Choose your ABRSM Jazz Visit and make a note of the Venue Code.

3. Before you book, have all your candidate information ready: Contact ID (if known), name, date of birth, exam subject and grade/level, any access arrangements and candidate email address (optional).

4. Check the dates of Autumn 2020 Jazz exams and closing dates for each centre here

To enter candidates for Jazz exams at a venue organised by us, you will need to book at an ABRSM Jazz Visit as outlined below. Visit Organisers and their Permitted Applicants can also book Jazz exams at a Private Visit, as long as there is at least one hour of Jazz examining time and the total examining time for the visit is at least three hours.

We hope to be able to open the following live Practical exam booking periods as planned. However we will continue to keep these dates under review as our ability to accept live Practical exam bookings remains conditional on COVID-19 travel and government restrictions being lifted. We will provide an update nearer to each booking period.

Jazz exams (session one)

Online booking opens: 18 January

Online booking closes: 28 days before the ABRSM Jazz Visit start date

Jazz exams

United Kingdom 01 March - 01 April

Jazz exams (session two)

Online booking opens: 26 April

Online booking closes: 28 days before the ABRSM Jazz Visit start date

Jazz exams

United Kingdom 01-26 June

Jazz exams (session three)

Online booking opens: 27 September

Online booking closes: 28 days before the ABRSM Jazz Visit start date

ABRSM Jazz Visits 2020-3 dates and codes (PDF)

Jazz exams

United Kingdom 08 November - 12 December

Jazz exam fees

Grade 1 44 GBP
Grade 2 50 GBP
Grade 3 58 GBP
Grade 4 63 GBP
Grade 5 69 GBP
Performance Assessment 45 GBP
Ensemble: Initial † 85 GBP
Ensemble: Intermediate † 101 GBP
Ensemble: Advanced† 170 GBP

Notes

Postal bookings only – online booking not available

 

Online Music Theory (Grades 1-5)

We plan to hold Online Music Theory exams throughout 2021, exact dates of exams from June will be provided in due course.

Online Music Theory (session one)

Booking period: 01-08 February 2021

Exam date

Online Music Theory Tuesday 16 March 2021 5:00PM

Online Music Theory (session two)

Booking Period: 06-13 April 2021

Exam Date

Online Music Theory Sunday 23 May 2021 10:00AM

Online Music Theory (session three)

Booking Period: 04-11 May

Exam Date

Online Music Theory Saturday 19 June 10:00AM

Online Music Theory (Session four)

Booking Period: July

Exam Date

Online Music Theory August

Online Music Theory (Session five)

Booking Period: August/September

Exam Date

Online Music Theory October

Online Music Theory (Session six)

Booking Period: September/October

Exam Date

Online Music Theory November

Online Music Theory fees

Grade 1 30 GBP
Grade 2 32 GBP
Grade 3 35 GBP
Grade 4 38 GBP
Grade 5 41 GBP

Notes

 

Other diplomas*

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

We hope to be able to open the following live Practical exam booking periods as planned. However we will continue to keep these dates under review as our ability to accept live Practical exam bookings remains conditional on COVID-19 travel and government restrictions being lifted. We will provide an update nearer to each booking period.

Summer Diploma exams

Booking Period: 26 April - 10 May 2021

We have changed how we accept entries for all diploma exams, and will no longer be accepting paper entries. Please see here for more information on how to enter. https://gb.abrsm.org/en/exam-booking/diploma-exams/

Diploma exams

Scotland & Northern Ireland 01-26 June
England & Wales 14 June - 17 July 2021

Autumn Diploma exams

Booking Period: 27 September - 11 October 2021

We have changed how we accept entries for all diploma exams, and will no longer be accepting paper entries. Please see here for more information on how to enter. https://gb.abrsm.org/en/exam-booking/diploma-exams/

Diploma exams

United Kingdom 13-18 December 2021

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 270 GBP
LRSM (complete exam) ** 599 GBP
FRSM (complete exam) 869 GBP
Resit fee: DipABRSM 216 GBP
Resit fee: LRSM 479 GBP
Resit fee: FRSM 695 GBP

Notes

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

** LRSM Teaching fees are payable in two instalments. 40% must be paid on submission of the Case Study Portfolio & Video of Teaching Practice. The balance is payable when entering for the remaining sections of the exam.

 

Music Medals

Music Medals assessments

Music Medals fees

Copper 13 GBP
Bronze 17 GBP
Silver 23 GBP
Gold 27 GBP
Platinum 32 GBP
 

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