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Practical Update 

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all Practical exams in Macau until further notice. This decision affects all 2020 bookings for Graded Music Exams, ARSM, Diploma, Choral Singing and Ensemble exams, but does not currently affect any bookings for Music Theory exams. Following this decision, we will process 100% refunds for all existing Practical exam bookings and our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course.

We are sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place. We are continuing to review when live Practical exams can resume in Macau and will offer them again at the earliest possible opportunity.

Our new remotely-assessed Performance Grades provide an alternative progression route for students during this period of disruption. The Performance Grades are equivalent to our Practical Grades in demand, recognition and value. They are based on the same repertoire and syllabuses, assessment criteria and quality assurance measures as our existing exams and will be assessed by the same highly trained examiners. Booking will open in Macau before the end of the year and you can record your video submission any time from now on. Find out more here.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

For the very latest information on our system availability please check our social media channels.

Apple iOS 14 release Our exam booking service is currently not compatible with Apple’s new iOS 14 mobile operating system for iPhones. We are working on a solution, but for the current exam booking period you will need to use an alternative device to make your booking.

Performance Grade booking availability We have plenty of Performance Grade exam availability. To see the ‘venue’ for Performance Grades make sure you have no active filters (dark grey boxes). To remove a filter, click the ‘x’.

Uploading a Performance Grade video using a mobile device If you are using a mobile device to upload a Performance Grade or ARSM video, you must make sure that for the duration of the upload the device does not go to ‘sleep’ or close. If this happens the upload process will stop and you will need to start again.

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ABRSM
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ABRSM is based in the Salters’ building and the entrance is on Fore Street.


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