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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 30 November - 17 December 2018

All instruments and grades

Barbados February-March

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 155 BBD
Grade 1 175 BBD
Grade 2 216 BBD
Grade 3 227 BBD
Grade 4 237 BBD
Grade 5 247 BBD
Grade 6 299 BBD
Grade 7 340 BBD
Grade 8 381 BBD
Performance Assessment 247 BBD
Ensemble: Primary 340 BBD
Ensemble: Intermediate 381 BBD
Ensemble: Advanced 577 BBD

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 29 March - 19 April 2019 

Exam date

Barbados Saturday 15 June 2019

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 19 August - 6 September 2019

Exam date

Barbados Saturday 2 November 2019

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 103 BBD
Grade 2 108 BBD
Grade 3 118 BBD
Grade 4 139 BBD
Grade 5 149 BBD
Grade 6 155 BBD
Grade 7 160 BBD
Grade 8 165 BBD


Translations of Theory papers are available on request. Please enter a T in the ‘Specific needs’ box for each candidate who requires a translation.

Diploma exams (session one)

Entry period: 30 November - 17 December 2018

Exam dates

Barbados February-March

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 731 BBD
LRSM (complete exam) 2,173 BBD**
FRSM (complete exam) 3,162 BBD
Resit fees: DipABRSM 585 BBD
Resit fees: LRSM 1,738 BBD
Resit fees: FRSM 2,530 BBD


* ARSM exams will take place during Practical exam periods - see the first tab for details of fees.

** LRSM Teaching fees are payable in two instalments. 40% must be paid on submission of the Case Study Portfolio & Video of Teaching Practice. The balance is payable when entering for the remaining sections of the exam.

Diploma retake fees

Please note that retake fees apply only to candidates applying for a partial retake (2.2 or 2.1 and 2.2, etc.). If candidates are retaking the complete exam, the full fee is payable.

Additional information

Other fees and charges (2019)*


Exam taken after 1993

Exam taken from 1977 to 1993

Exam taken before 1977

Confirmation of marks

free of charge



Duplicate certificate

£11.50 (diplomas £18.50, Music Medals £7.00)

included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)

included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)




Appeal investigation**

No fee

Half of the entry fee

Independent review

£60.00 per candidate

£60.00 per candidate

Administrative charge for payment with dishonoured cheque



* The above charges should be paid direct to ABRSM's office in London by sterling draft presentable in the UK or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Sterling drafts should be payable to ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’.

If you wish to pay locally please contact your Local Representative who will advise you of the local fee and method of payment.

** For multiple candidates, the investigation fee charged will not exceed five times the local Grade 5 Practical/Music Theory fee.

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