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Piano exams consist of three pieces, scales and arpeggiossight-reading, and aural tests.

Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. You need 100 marks to achieve Pass, 120 marks 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.

Piano syllabus 2019 & 2020

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100% refreshed repertoire. No changes to scales, sight-reading or aural test requirements.

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Teacher support videos

Video tips and advice from our community of music teachers.

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Publications and audio

Piano Medley 2018

You can download for free Incipit Express arr. John Madden, a kaleidoscopic grand tour of the ABRSM Piano exam pieces 2019 & 2020, for piano trio.

Supporting apps

Piano Practice Partner

Piano Practice Partner helps you by playing one hand so you can play the other as you learn.

Aural Trainer

An award-winning aural practice application from ABRSM - now available for Grades 1-8.

Scales Trainer

Scales Trainer is an app that helps increase fluency with ABRSM scales and arpeggios requirements.

Sight-Reading Trainer

Practise the key features of sight-reading for Piano Grades 1 – 5.

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