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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.

Update – 9 September

In line with government guidelines, we are now back in the office but with reduced access, hours and staff numbers to allow for social distancing.

We are sending out Music Medals certificates and medals when one of our team is in the office. We hope to have sent out all outstanding certificates and medals – for results confirmed from 16 March –  by the end of September, so that we can then resume normal service in October.

We would ask that you do not send anything to us by post, as our time in office is limited and our main focus will be on sending out certificates and medals.

If you have any queries, please email us at [email protected]

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You can buy them as individual tokens or in bulk. Once you’ve bought them, use the unique number on each token during your Music Medals online entry as proof of payment. Please log in to your account and purchase your tokens there.

Change to Music Medal certificates

As of March 2020 we are withdrawing Music Medals from the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and certificates will no longer carry the Ofqual logo. This change will allow us to make important improvements to Music Medals in response to feedback from teachers and learners. The deadline for submitting an entry to receive a regulated certificate was 22 December 2019, with video and results submitted by 31 January 2020. Results submitted after this date will receive our new non-regulated certificate.

Apart from new certificates, we are continuing to offer Music Medals in their current form with no other changes.

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

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Music Medals Team

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