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.

Graded music exams (practical and Music Theory), ARSM, Prep Test and Performance Assessment

To enter candidates for these exams you will need to book and pay using our online booking service. We are unable to accept postal bookings for these exams.

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DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas

Please submit your entry form electronically. For detailed instructions, please see here.

*DipABRSM and LRSM Performance & Direction candidates only. This will need to be filled in and submitted using the secure link provided at point of entry.

Instrumental and Vocal Teaching candidates, please also complete the following form and submit this with your entry.

Retaking a Diploma exam

Please submit your entry form electronically. For detailed instructions, please see here.

Diploma retake entry form (PDF)

*Teaching, Direction and FRSM Performance candidates only. This will need to be submitted at the point of entry along with your entry form and any Submitted Work.

*DipABRSM and LRSM Performance & Direction candidates only. This will need to be filled in and submitted electronically at point of entry.

If you send a paper entry to our office, we will destroy it securely to protect your personal information.

Choral Singing and Ensembles exams

Choral Singing and Ensembles entries will not be accepted for Session 3 Practical Exams due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Postal entry only

Where should I send my completed entry form?

For postal entries, please send your completed entry form and cheque to:

ABRSM
4 London Wall Place
London
EC2Y 5AU

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