Latest exam updates

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

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Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

Graded Music Exams Fee Payment Policy

ABRSM expects payment to be made at the time of booking by credit/debit card. Exception can be made for organisations in the UK and Ireland by prior application for deferred payment (credit) facility. An organisation is considered to be an educational institution, Music Service, prison, registered charity, or similar. This facility is not available to private individuals.

Organisations wishing to apply for deferred payment facility must contact ABRSM at least 28 days before bookings need to be made.

ABRSM will offer:

  • The option for applicants who are part of an organisation to book online and pay later
  • To invoice the organisation, for payment within seven days by BACS
  • Invoices will be sent to the applicant. It is the applicant’s responsibility to forward these to the correct part of their organisation for payment.

Invoices

  • Invoices for Public Venue bookings will be generated at the close of each booking period
  • Invoices for Private Visit bookings will be generated 28 days before the start of the Visit.
  • Payment is required within seven days.
  • If a purchase order number is required the applicant must provide this by email to [email protected]
  • Invoices will be itemised per booking made.
  • We will retain details provided by you and process this information in accordance with our privacy policy. abrsm.orgpolicies/privacy-policy/

Please note that this policy applies to Graded Music Exams only. ABRSM's decisions are final.

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