Latest exam updates

Practical Session 2 Update – Qatar

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we’re working hard on solutions to ensure they can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity. However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be postponing the entry period for Session 2 Practical exams and we will provide an update about the exams scheduled for November - December as soon as we can.

We will provide updates about future exams sessions as soon as we can and our Representative will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support at this difficult time.

Music Theory Exam update – session two

On the basis of government advice, we are cancelling the Music Theory exams due to take place later in 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support

Music Theory exams

Results for Music Theory exams will be published online within 4-6 weeks after the exam and applicants should receive mark forms/certificates within 3 months after the exam.


Diplomas are sent for review and ratification by one of our diploma committees. This process is a vital part of our quality assurance procedure and may take up to three months.

Mark forms and certificates

Unless otherwise requested during entry, mark forms and certificates are posted to the applicant named on the entry form, whose responsibility it is to pass them on to candidates. 

All successful candidates receive a copy of the mark form and a certificate that specifies the subject and grade in which they have been examined.

Unique Learner Number (ULN)

Downloading multiple mark forms

Applicants with more than one practical candidate can either download each mark form as an individual PDF or download multiple marks forms within one PDF. To download multiple mark forms as one PDF:

  • Go to ‘My previous exams’.
  • Complete the ‘Results from / to’ dates and the ‘Venue name’ to show which group of results you want to download.
  • Click ‘Download mark forms’.

Releasing results to candidates

Once we’ve released a result to an applicant, they can immediately generate an email to tell candidates (parents/carers) that their results are ready to view.

  • Go to ‘My previous exams’.
  • Click ‘Release to candidate’ next to a result.
  • If the candidate (parent/carer) has an ABRSM account, they will receive an email letting them know that they can log in and view their result.
  • If the candidate (parent/carer) does not have an ABRSM account, this will prompt the applicant to supply an email address for the candidate. The candidate will then receive an email inviting them to set up an account and view their result.

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