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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:

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.



您可在 及一系列印刷的小册子 上的考纲中找到关于考试规则的详细信息。



在考试的这一阶段,考生要准备并表 演从该科考纲中选出的乐曲或歌曲。

  • 器乐考生演奏一套三首乐曲。
  • 声乐考生在第一至五级时演唱一 套三首歌曲,在第六至八级时演 唱一套四首歌曲。

让学生体验不同风格的音乐至关重 要,因此考纲中有范围广泛的曲目 供其选择。我们希望考生找到能够 激励他们并且他们乐于学习和表演 的音乐。


我们有由考官、教师和表演者组成的 专家顾问小组来更新考纲。他们根据 各科各级的准则将乐曲或歌曲汇集成 最初的曲目单。他们还参考来自老师 和考生的建议及反馈,考虑近期套曲 的流行统计数据。这意味着该曲目单 包括我们确信考生们会乐于演奏并适 合各种口味和方式的音乐。在对音乐 的难度级别和可用性进行最终审查 后,我们会批准考纲的最终曲目单。

Grade 5 Piano piece (Kabalevsky's Kavaleriiskaya (Cavalryman) from the 2013 & 2014 syllabus)


器乐考生准备并弹奏从考纲所列中选 出的音阶和琶音(及其它练习)。

音阶和琶音对于建立坚实的技巧技能 和音乐理解力非常重要。通过练习音 阶和琶音,学生逐渐熟悉自己的乐器 并在演奏方式、音色和音准等多方面 有所发展。

弹奏音阶和琶音也有助于学生理解调 性。这给予他们在视奏、学习新乐 曲、视谱或背谱独奏或与人合奏表演 时的自信和保障。

Grade 6 Clarinet 音阶和琶音


在声乐考试中,考生要背谱演唱一 首自选的无伴奏传统(民谣)歌曲。 这是音阶和琶音的替换。

学习无伴奏演唱能帮助学生发展在没 有伴奏乐器参照时的调性感和节拍 感。它还促进对音调和音高的控制、 节奏感、调性色彩的运用、音乐传达 和记忆技能。


所有考生都要演奏或演唱一首他们没 有见过的短曲。在声乐考试中,将由 考官来为之伴奏。

视奏是一种有诸多好处的宝贵技能。 它有助于学生充满信心地表演新的乐 谱和更迅速地学习乐曲或歌曲。好的 视奏技能还会在与他人进行音乐创 作时有所帮助,使在合唱中的演唱 或在合奏中的演奏变得更加有意义 而愉快。

第六至八级的圆号、小号和管风琴考 生还要参加一个移调测试,羽管键 琴考生则要参加一个实现数字低音 的测试。

Grade 4 Alto Saxophone 视奏


This section of the exam requires you to play or sing at sight a short piece that you haven't seen before. In Singing exams, this is accompanied by the examiner.

Sight-reading is a valuable skill with many benefits. It helps you to perform new music with confidence, and to learn music more quickly. Good musical reading skills are also very valuable when it comes to making music with others, so singing in a choir or playing in an ensemble becomes more accessible, rewarding and enjoyable.

If you're taking a Horn, Trumpet or Organ exam at Grades 6 to 8, you'll also be required to take a transposition test. If you're taking a Harpsichord exam, you'll take a figured-bass realisation test. More information about this can be found in the syllabus.

Video: Alto Saxophone Grade 4 sight-reading


在听力测试中,考官评估考生的听力 技能和乐感。测试涵盖对音高、节 拍、节奏、旋律、和声及其它音乐特 徵的认识。

培养良好的听觉技能是任何音乐教育 的重要组成部分,听取音乐内在规律 的能力在学生音乐创作和学习的各个 方面都有帮助。

Grade 1 听力测试

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