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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Make music a family affair by finding out how you can support your children on their musical journey and create musical moments that everyone at home can share.

Sing Up home schooling resources

Explore Sing Up’s free resources to keep kids learning and singing outside of school. You can add these pages to your school's website or VLE and encourage families to visit too.

Lockdown Competition

Enter our competition to win a pair of Sony WH-CH710N Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones.

Watch the Philharmonia’s Family concert!

Jump to the rhythm of Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, wander through a fairytale world with Ravel, or just lie on the sofa and chill while the sounds of George Walker’s gorgeous Lyric for Strings wash over you

Daily musical learning videos for primary children from Durham Music

Every day Durham Music releases a new video with an extension worksheet for different years and abilities - fun for all the family.

The importance of Composition

Alison Cox, Head of Composition at the Purcell School and founder of The Commonwealth Resounds, on why learning to compose is important and what’s being done to encourage more young people to get involved.

How to build a good relationship with your child’s music teacher

Understanding and clarifying your own expectations about your child’s lessons can make a huge difference to a teacher-parent relationship and will have a positive knock-on effect on the learner’s experience.

How to support your child with their practice

Ten great tips for helping with your child’s practice.

Practice – what can parents do to help?

Paul Harris offers some thoughts for parents to help their children get the most out of practice.

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