Latest exam updates

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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Classical 100 remains available for home schooling

ABRSM’s Classical 100 is a fantastic collection of 100 carefully selected pieces of music and activities for you to share with your families over the coming weeks.

Now, thanks to special support from our friends at Decca Classics and Classic FM, you and your families can enjoy listening and learning together too! Classical 100 features 100 pieces of classical music, ranging from Bach to Bernstein and Handel to Haydn. You can sort the music by mood, instrument, style and historical period, or any other way that suits you.

Make musical learning more engaging. Each of the 100 pieces features its own musical challenge.

Challenge your children to complete the activities. Listen, learn and explore all 100 pieces. The challenges are fun and flexible enough to use in a number of ways – from short starter activities to longer pieces of work spanning a few hours.

You don’t have to be a music teacher to use Classical 100. Each challenge includes a helpful guide and all the resources you may need to get started so everyone can bring the magic of music into their homes.

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