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.

High Scorers' Concerts feature performances from an array of the UK’s most talented young musicians who have achieved high scores in their recent ABRSM Practical exams.

High Scorers’ Concerts give musicians the opportunity to share their achievements with a wider audience outside the exam room in a supportive and celebratory setting.

High Scorers' Concert

The first High Scorers’ Concerts were held in 1989 as part of ABRSM’s centenary celebrations. As we enter our 126th year, we now hold hundreds of concerts all over the world. Thousands of high scoring candidates have taken part and performed in front of an appreciative audience of teachers, parents, fellow students and other music enthusiasts.

Further details

For further information about High Scorers' Concerts, please contact your Honorary Local Representative. Use the #ABRSM_HSC hashtag to share your High Scorers’ Concert highlights with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Are you part of a group who would like to be trained to deliver our Music Medals assessments for younger learners taught in groups?

We can provide a free Music Medals training session to any group numbering over 25 people. Please fill in our form and we will be in touch.

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