Latest exam updates

COVID update

In response to the current restrictions in the UK and Ireland we are deferring Session 1 face-to-face practical exams at Public Venues and paper-based Grade 6 to 8 Music Theory exams at Public Venues and Private Visits. Where we can we will still offer practical exams at Private Visits. Our remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams and our Grade 1 to 5 online Music Theory exams are unaffected and all dates remain unchanged. To read more, please visit our latest updates page.

We will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Exact dates will be announced soon. Please check here for more information.

Music Theory exam dates

We can now confirm Grade 6 to 8 paper Music Theory exams will go ahead on Wednesday 28 April at 5pm. The booking period will be open from 8 to 15 March.

Exam programme

Programme forms and slips

Practical Grades

We do not require programme slips for face-to-face Practical Grades in the UK and Ireland between October and December 2020. Candidates should not complete these or bring them into the exam room.

Remotely-assessed Performance Grades

Candidates should complete a programme form and show it to the camera at the start of the video recording for approximately 5 seconds. Before completing the form please read the instructions in our Guidance for Remotely-assessed Performance Grade Exams available here.

ARSM

Candidates should complete a programme form and give this to the examiner at the start of face-to-face exams or show it to the camera for remotely-assessed exams. Before completing the form please read the instructions provided in the PDF below and on our ARSM pages.

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