Latest exam updates

Performance Grade exams

We are now offering Performance Grade exams every month. Please check here for dates and fees. We are extending the introductory 15% discount for these exams so that it applies to all remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams in 2021. Just enter code ABPG15MO when you book. Please also read our terms and conditions here.

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.

Working with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

We work with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) to support leadership development for young professional singers through their Fellowship Programme. We also support their work to encourage young people, school groups, their parents and local music leaders to get involved in singing. This includes Ready Steady Singing Days, Pop-up Public Performances and Open Days in regions across the UK.

NYCGB are regular contributors to our resources, events and workshops designed to inspire and support learners and teachers.

Widening Access & Engagement programme
Fellowship programme

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