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.

Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens on 1 February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

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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