Latest exam updates

Exam refunds

To support customers affected by ongoing COVID restrictions, for Practical and Performance Grade exams from 1st January to 31st 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. Find out more: https://www.abrsm.org/en/latestupdates

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 candidate 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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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.

Welcome to Singing Practice Partner

Discover a new way to practise!

Our new Singing Practice Partner app gives you flexibility like never before.

Featuring all 66 piano accompaniments from the new Songbook Plus series at Grades 1 to 5, you can download the tracks you need then sing them in your chosen key, at your chosen speed!

What does Singing Practice Partner include?

With the app, you can:

  • Change the speed without altering the pitch and practise at a tempo that suits you
  • Choose the key that best suits your voice – the accompaniments are available in all 12 keys
  • Repeat tricky passages by setting loops around them

How can I get it?


Free to download, individual tracks available as in-app purchases.

To use Singing Practice Partner, the Songbook Plus series audio must be downloaded within the app.

Just want the audio?

Download the accompaniment tracks in the published key from iTunes , Google Play or the ABRSM audio download shop.

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