Individually checking all exams, ensuring you’ve had a chance to raise concerns, and issuing certificates takes about a month from the moment you leave the exam room.

How can I get my results earlier?

You can get your results online before you receive your certificate: exam results are published online approximately three weeks after your examination date. Once the marks are available online we send an email to the person who made the exam entry. The certificate and mark form will then follow in the post to the same person – the person who made the exam entry about 10 working days after the online results are published.

While we aim to issue results as quickly as possible, we want to make sure that we’re providing the best standard of exam and some results may be delayed for additional monitoring and checks.

Music Theory exams

For Music Theory exams, the mark form gives a breakdown of the marks awarded for each question and the total number of marks. Music Theory papers are not returned after marking. Results will be published online approximately four weeks after the exam date and you will receive results and certificates by post within six weeks of the exam.

Music Medals assessments

As soon as we have completed our moderation process, we send an email confirming that results are being sent by post and are also available online.

Medals, certificates and commentaries

Each of your successful candidates receives a medal, a certificate and a commentary on his or her performance. Candidates with a Working Towards result receive a commentary only. Medals, certificates and commentaries are despatched by post following the initial email notification of the issue of results.

Please do remember that if you are a named Teacher-Assessor, Music Medals Coordinator or Music Medals Partner, you also have access to statistics on your candidates' performances. These can be obtained on the Music Medals entries and results website.


Diplomas are sent for review and ratification by one of our diploma committees. This process is a vital part of our quality assurance procedure and may take up to three months.

Mark forms and certificates

Unless otherwise requested during entry, mark forms and certificates are posted to the applicant named on the entry form, whose responsibility it is to pass them on to candidates. 

All successful candidates receive a copy of the mark form and a certificate that specifies the subject and grade in which they have been examined.

Unique Learner Number (ULN)

Practical / Music Theory results

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