Latest exam updates

Performance Grade booking

We will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Exact dates will be announced soon. Please check here for more information.

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) – the next exams will take place in June. Please note, dates and booking periods for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-8 may be different from now on. For full details, see our dates and fees page.
  • 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 the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

ABRSM is the major sponsor of of the NYO Inspire programme, established by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO) to provide opportunities for dedicated teenage musicians.

We're proud to support NYO Inspire as it provides breakthrough experiences through orchestral music to teenagers of all backgrounds. The Inspire Orchestra, Inspire Ensemble and Inspire Days provide players of Grade 6+ standard with the opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer learning with NYO musicians. This helps them to understand the demands of orchestral playing and provides clear progression routes to further opportunities, including becoming an NYO member.

My NYO Inspire Story: Deronne

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