Our online booking service will be unavailable on Monday 19 April while we make some important updates. We will provide a new message here once the service is available again. If you have a Performance Grade exam booking this session, please see our Latest Updates page for important information on how this may affect you.

Latest exam updates

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

Section 1: Practical & Music Theory graded exams, Prep Test & Performance Assessment

1. We have a late entry period which is open for one week after the online closing date.

2. During this period, we will accept entries, providing they are made online using the late entry form and the full fee is paid.

3. If you have not made an exam entry before, you must register as an Applicant before using the online late entry form.

4. We do not make an additional charge for late entries.

5. Please note that some ABRSM-run exam centres may be fully booked and will not be available for late entries.

6. We cannot accept date preferences or special requests for late entries.

7. We do not accept postal entries after the postal closing date or any late entries by email or telephone.

8. We cannot accept any further entries once the late entry period has closed. Exceptions will only be made where an Applicant has already made an entry at a Visit (Regulation 7) and additional candidate(s) can be added without disrupting the timetable (Practical) or requiring additional/alternative exam papers (Music Theory). Applicants who wish to request this should contact us by telephone (+44 (0)20 7636 5400).

9. For Special Visits, we must receive entries no later than 28 days before the chosen exam date. We will only consider exceptions where an Applicant has already made a Special Visit entry and additional candidate(s) can be added without disrupting the timetable. Applicants who wish to request this should email [email protected].

10. We reserve the right to refuse, invalidate or cancel any entry and to return an entry received after the closing date has passed. In such cases the entry fee(s) will be returned (Regulation 4e).

Section 2: Diplomas

1. We will accept entries during the late entry period (one week after the closing date) providing they are made by post and the full fee is paid.

2. We cannot accept date preferences or special requests for late entries.

3. We do not accept late entries by email or telephone.

Section 3: Ensembles & Choral Singing

We do not accept late entries for these assessments.

Section 4: Music Medals

There are no closing dates for Music Medals and teachers can make entries at any time. Full details are available at abrsm.org/musicmedals.

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