Latest exam updates

Exam refunds

To support customers affected by ongoing COVID restrictions, for Practical and Performance Grade exams from 1 January to 31 May 2021 any absent candidate will automatically receive a refund. This includes Performance Grades where the candidate has been unable to record and upload their video. You do not need to contact us to request a refund. However, it will help us if you can log in to your account and cancel the exam.

For Online Music Theory exams and any paper based exams taking place outside of the UK/Ireland we anticipate COVID restrictions will not prevent candidates from sitting their exam so absentee candidates will not automatically receive a refund and our normal Withdrawal, Non-attendance and Fee Refunds Policy still applies.

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – the next exams will take place in June. Please note, dates and booking periods for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-8 may be different from now on. For full details, see our dates and fees page.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

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Performance Grade exams

We will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Exact dates will be announced soon. Please check here for more information. 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 using our online service. Please also read our discount information and terms and conditions here.

In our Music Performance and Instrumental/Vocal Teaching diplomas candidates play or sing a Quick Study, which is a short piece of unaccompanied and previously unseen music. The standard required is similar to ABRSM Grade 6, 7 or 8 for DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM respectively.

One specimen Quick Study is available for each diploma, to help candidates understand the technical level required and what to expect in the exam. For further practice, candidates can explore the repertoire lists for their instrument at Grade 6, 7 or 8.

Instrument / Subject

Level

DipABRSM

LRSM

FRSM

Baritone
Bass clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Baritone
Treble clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Bassoon

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Cello

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Clarinet

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Cornet in B flat

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Double Bass

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

E flat Horn

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Euphonium
Bass clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Euphonium
Treble clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Flugelhorn

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Flute

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Guitar

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Harp

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Harpsichord

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Horn

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Oboe

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Organ

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Percussion (Tuned)

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Piano

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Recorder (Descant)

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Recorder (Treble)

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Saxophone

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Singing
All voices
Treble clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

 

 

Singing
All voices
Bass clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

 

 

Singing
High voice

 

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

Singing
Low voice
Bass clef

 

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

Singing
Low voice
Treble clef

 

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

Timpani

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Trombone
Bass clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Trombone
Treble clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Trombone (Bass)

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Trumpet

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Tuba
Bass clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Tuba
Treble clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Viola

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Violin

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

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