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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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.

It’s World Teachers Day!

In 2020, World Teachers’ Day will celebrate teachers with the theme ’Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future’. The day provides an occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, take stock of achievements, and draw attention to the voices of the people at the heart of efforts to attain the global education target of leaving no one behind.

Here’s a beautiful picture story created for us by Leonette Bower.

The Summerwood Music Department made it their mission to have one-to-one lessons during the pandemic while following the correct protocols to ensure the safety of both the learners and teachers. This is what made it possible for events such as the Digital Arts Festival as well as external exams to take place smoothly and efficiently.

Well done to all the teachers and learners of the Summerwood Primary School Music Department.

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