2020 Dates and fees

United Kingdom

Practical and ARSM

We hold Practical and ARSM exams at our Public Venues throughout the UK.

From 2020, we have a new online booking service for graded music exams (practical and Music Theory), ARSM, Prep Test and Performance Assessment. As a result, we are no longer able to accept postal entries for practical and ARSM exams.

Arrangements for DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM, and Choral Singing and Ensembles are staying the same and you will still need to enter candidates for these exams by post.

Find out more about our new online service for exams from 2020.

Session 1 2020 Practical & ARSM exams at Public Venues

Online booking period: 13 – 26 January

Closing date for postal entry: 24 January (Choral Singing & Ensemble exams only)

All instruments and grades (excluding Jazz)

United Kingdom 02 March-04 April

Session 2 2020 Practical & ARSM exams at Public Venues

Online booking period: 27 April - 10 May

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

All instruments and grades (excluding Jazz)

Scotland & Northern Ireland 01-27 June
England & Wales 08 June-18 July

Session 3 2020 Practical & ARSM exams at Public Venues

Online booking period: 21 September – 04 October

Closing date for postal entry: 02 October (Choral Singing & Ensemble exams only)

All instruments and grades (excluding Jazz)

United Kingdom 09 November-12 December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 38 GBP
Initial Grade (Bowed strings only) 39 GBP
Grade 1 43 GBP
Grade 2 49 GBP
Grade 3 57 GBP
Grade 4 62 GBP
Grade 5 68 GBP
Grade 6 78 GBP
Grade 7 83 GBP
Grade 8 99 GBP
ARSM 167 GBP
Performance Assessment 44 GBP
Ensemble: Primary† 83 GBP
Ensemble: Intermediate† 99 GBP
Ensemble: Advanced† 167 GBP
Choral Singing: Initial† 83 GBP*
Choral Singing: Intermediate† 99 GBP*
Choral Singing: Advanced† 167 GBP*
Choral Singing: Attendance Fee 57 GBP

Notes

* Plus £57 attendance fee if applicable
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.

 

Jazz

From January 2020, all Jazz exams will take place at ABRSM Jazz Visits organised by us on set dates during our main exam sessions.

For now, we are unable to offer Jazz exams at Private Visits organised by an applicant. We plan to re-introduce this option later in 2020 and will provide updated information as soon as we can.

You can book Jazz exams once the main session booking period has opened. At this point, we will publish a list of ABRSM Jazz Visits. For each ABRSM Jazz Visit we will provide the date, venue and a Venue Code. You can then choose the ABRSM Jazz Visit where you would like to book your exams, making a note of the Venue Code. You will need to enter this code when you log in and book.

The main session closing date does not apply to ABRSM Jazz Visits. Instead, you can book Jazz exams from the booking period opening date until 28 days before the ABRSM Jazz Visit date.

Session 1 2020 Jazz exams

Online booking opens: 13 January

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

Jazz exams

United Kingdom 02 March-04 April

Session 2 2020 Jazz exams

Online booking opens: 27 April

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

Jazz exams

Scotland & Northern Ireland 01-27 June

Jazz exams

England & Wales 08 June-18 July

Session 3 2020 Jazz exams

Online booking opens: 21 September

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

Jazz exams

United Kingdom 09 November-12 December

Jazz exam fees

Grade 1 43 GBP
Grade 2 49 GBP
Grade 3 57 GBP
Grade 4 62 GBP
Grade 5 68 GBP
Performance Assessment 44 GBP
Ensemble: Initial† 83 GBP
Ensemble: Intermediate† 99 GBP
Ensemble: Advanced† 167 GBP

Notes

Postal bookings only – online booking not available

 

Music Theory

We hold Music Theory exams in Public Venues on specified dates. Exams may also be held at an institute of general education, music service or educational department at a prison/hospital approved by ABRSM on the same specified dates as given below.

From 2020, we have a new online booking service for graded music exams (practical and Music Theory), ARSM, Prep Test and Performance Assessment. As a result, we are no longer able to accept postal entries for Music Theory exams.

Find out more about our new online service for exams from 2020.

Session 1 2020 Music Theory exams

Online booking period: 13 - 26 January

Start time for Session 1 exam: 5pm

Exam date

United Kingdom Wednesday 04 March

Session 2 2020 Music Theory exams

Online booking period: 27 April - 10 May

Start time for Session 2 exam: 10am

Exam date

United Kingdom Saturday 13 June

Session 3 2020 Music Theory exams

Online booking period: 21 September - 04 October

Start time for Session 3 exam: 5pm

Exam date

United Kingdom Tuesday 10 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 29 GBP
Grade 2 31 GBP
Grade 3 34 GBP
Grade 4 37 GBP
Grade 5 40 GBP
Grade 6 44 GBP
Grade 7 47 GBP
Grade 8 50 GBP
 

Other diplomas*

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

Summer 2020 Diploma exams

Closing date for postal entry: 8 May

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

Diploma exams

Scotland & Northern Ireland 29 June-04 July
England & Wales 20-25 July

Autumn 2020 Diploma exams

Closing date for postal entry: 02 October

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

Diploma exams

United Kingdom 14-19 December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 265 GBP
LRSM (complete exam) ** 587 GBP
FRSM (complete exam) 852 GBP
Resit fee: DipABRSM 212 GBP
Resit fee: LRSM 470 GBP
Resit fee: FRSM 682 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

2020 Music Medals fees

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

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