Latest exam updates

Performance Grades: Less than 24 hours remaining to book a June Performance Grade.

Performance Grade exams

We are now offering Performance Grade exams every month. 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. Please also read our terms and conditions here.

Performance Grades discount: system error

We currently have an error in our systems relating to discount codes. When you add the code your order summary will show that 15% has been added to the total, not taken away. However, the 15% discount will be applied to your booking and the correct total will appear at the top of the next screen before you pay. We're working to fix this and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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.

Get Playing with Nikki Iles

Nikki Iles & Friends is a collection of original compositions and new arrangements for piano written by Nikki Iles and her friends from the world of jazz. Expertly curated and commissioned by Nikki Iles, this book contains piano pieces written by some of the best-known figures on the jazz scene. Also including a CD with recordings of every piece, this book provides a wealth of new and original jazz piano music for those seeking to explore accessible jazz repertoire, building a recital or a programme for ABRSM Performance Grades, or simply playing for pleasure.

In this short film, Nikki shares her experience of creating these brand new books. You can pre-order Nikki Iles & Friends on the ABRSM website.

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