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.

ABRSM Safeguarding Policy, Procedure and Code of Practice

 

These child protection policy and procedure materials were drawn up and last reviewed in 2017 with the assistance and advice of the NSPCC and conform to current child protection legislation and guidance.The NSPCC cannot accept responsibility for the implementation and application of the procedures. 

ABRSM examiners are required to obtain an enhanced DBS with barred list check on appointment to the practical panels and this is normally renewed every three years. Examiners are not required to take their DBS certificate with them when examining, but they should carry their ABRSM photo ID card with them at all times and should be prepared to present this on request. Examiners are only issued with photo ID cards once they have satisfied ABRSM’s safe recruitment procedures, which includes evidence of the relevant DBS check.

You can download a full PDF version of the ABRSM Safeguarding Policy below:

Contact ABRSM's DSP

Use this form to contact ABRSM's DSP (Designated Safeguarding Person).

Designated Safeguarding Person

T +44 (0)20 7467 7358

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