What's in the exam?
- Three tunes
- Scales and arpeggios
- Aural tests
- Quick study
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.
All tunes set for Grades 4 and 5 are to be found in the AB Real Books. Lead sheets and piano accompaniments for arrangements from the AB Real Books are also available to purchase from Allegro Music and a selection is available to purchase via download.
Tunes set for the exams may alternatively be accompanied by playalong tracks provided on the Grades 4 and 5 CDs.