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 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 using our online service. Please also read our discount information and terms and conditions here.

Remotely-assessed exams

When you book remotely-assessed Performance Grade or ARSM exams you can: 

Choose your exam submission date

  • When you book your exams you will be able to choose dates from a list of options.
  • The date your choose will be the last date you can submit the exam video recording.

Change exam submission dates online

  • Once the booking period has closed and we have confirmed the exam schedule, you can go online to change an exam submission date, if space is available.
  • You can do this up to 48 hours (two full days) before the exam date.

What you need to know

Booking periods for exams

  • The booking period is when you can book exams for the forthcoming exam session. Each booking period has an ‘opening date’ as well as a ‘closing date’.

Book early for more choice of exam submission dates

  • For the widest choice of dates, please book your exams as soon as the booking period opens. The earlier you book the more choice you will have.

Late booking

  • Once the booking period has closed and timetables are confirmed, it may be possible to make late bookings for Performance Grades exams, if space is available.

What about online Music Theory exams?

  • All Music Theory exams will continue to take place on set dates.
  • We are unable to accept late bookings for Music Theory exams.

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