Latest exam updates

Practical Session 2 Update

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we’re working hard on solutions to ensure they can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity. However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be postponing the entry period for Session 2 Practical exams and we will provide an update about the exams scheduled for November – December as soon as we can. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support at this difficult time.

Working with the Royal Philharmonic Society

Our collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) focusses on helping musicians develop the skills necessary to build sustainable careers and inspire musical achievement in the next generation.

Our partnership supports the delivery of their Women Conductors initiative, a series of workshops for women at different stages of their career, from school-age to professional.

We also support the RPS Young Composers Programme. Composition is a core part of both RPS and ABRSM activity, and as a commissioning body and publisher, we value skilled composers and recognise the challenges of building a career in composition.

Previously, we've sponsored their Learning & Participation Award and their Barbirolli Fund, which provides musical instruments for students entering music college.

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