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Latest exam updates

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.

Withdrawals and refunds

Notice of withdrawal of any candidate who can't be present for an exam must be sent in writing with an explanation of the reason as soon as possible and no later than the day of the exam. This should be sent to the office where the original entry was sent.

Provided this is done and the withdrawal is made necessary by some unavoidable and unpredictable event (such as illness or injury, which should be supported by documentary evidence such as a medical certificate), half of the entry fee may be refunded.

A candidate who's withdrawn from an exam may be re-entered in the next exam session if the last date of entry hasn't passed. In such cases, a new entry and full payment must be submitted, as entry details/payment can't be transferred from one period to the next.

A candidate in quarantine for any infection must be withdrawn. If exams are cancelled owing to quarantine, alternative appointments/fee refunds may be offered at ABRSM’s discretion.

Download entry forms

Please ensure that you complete and return two copies of your exam entry form to your local representative or contact.

Graded music exams and ARSM

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Practical (Instrumental and Singing), ARSM and Music Theory entry form

Ensembles and Choral Singing exams

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Ensembles entry form

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Choral Singing entry form

DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas

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Diploma entry form

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Diploma exam day declaration (DipABRSM and LRSM Performance & Direction candidates only – print out this declaration and give it to the examiners at the start of your exam)



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