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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Working with Classic FM

ABRSM is the Partner in Music Education of the UK's most popular classical music station, Classic FM.

At the heart of the collaboration was the UK's biggest ever celebration of music teachers, as the two organisations joined forces for Classic FM's Music Teacher of the Year Awards 2017. The refreshed Awards culminated in Shine, hosted by ABRSM and Classic FM, to celebrate and reward teachers who have made a difference to their students' lives.

Supporting schools

ABRSM and Classic FM successfully collaborated on Classical 100, a free online resource for primary schools developed with Decca Records and supported by the Department for Education. Since its launch in November 2015, thousands of schools have signed up to use Classical 100 in classrooms around the UK. In 2018, we launched a new version with 100 activities to accompany the pieces.

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