Latest exam updates

Practical exam appointments

We have now published all practical exam appointments. Please log in to your online account to view your exam times.

Late booking and rescheduling exams

Late booking for our remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams is open until 4 November.

Late booking and rescheduling for our practical and ARSM exams at a Public Venue is now open until 16 December.

You can make late bookings and reschedule exams through your online account.  Both are subject to availability at the time you log in. To check availability go to our online service, click ‘Public Venue booking’, proceed to venue availability and search the map in ‘Your preferences’. You do not need to log in or commit to a booking to check for appointments.

Snare Drum

Snare Drum exams consist of three pieces, studies, sight-reading and aural tests.

Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve a Pass, 120 to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.

There are eight grades of assessment. Select a grade using the links below to view the syllabus and supporting materials for that grade.

Publications

Supporting apps

Music Case

Music Case is a free practice app that helps students to understand the progress they are making over time, increasing their motivation to keep learning.

Aural Trainer

Aural Trainer features interactive challenges to develop your aural skills and make aural practice more engaging.

Music Theory Trainer

Music Theory Trainer helps bring music theory to life with fun and engaging challenges at Grades 1–5.

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