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.

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Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

Listen to David Walliams Marvellous Musical Podcast

Why not listen to Classic FM’s 10-part podcast presented by the best-selling author and TV personality David Walliams? Mozart may have written wonderful music, but did you know he also loved a good fart joke? Or that Beethoven was so scruffy he was once arrested for being a tramp? If you’re looking for a way to entertain your kids, have a listen to Classic FM’s 10-part podcast series, aimed at introducing children to the wonderful world of classical music. There are 10 episodes to listening and each is accompanied by a playlist of Apple Music.

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