Latest exam updates

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.

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.

What does music mean to you?

We help young musicians like Shania through a fund to support their music making, in partnership with the National Youth Arts Trust (NYAT).

Through partnerships, sponsorship and scholarships, we support music making and learning worldwide. Find out more.

In partnership with the National Youth Arts Trust, we are supporting a number of bursaries to help young people access music tuition. Find out more about applying for an NYAT bursary here.

Thank you to Xanthe and the Hackney Music Service team for their help in making this film.

What does music mean to you? Has it changed during in lockdown? Let us know your story by emailing [email protected]

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