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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Make music and carry on

This is far from the first time in history that music has come to our rescue. That’s its job. We can take comfort that, time and again, music has been just the thing to lift spirits, to rouse hope, to unite us, and to express our resilience.”

Over the coming weeks, the Royal Philharmonic Society will be sharing stories of other significant occasions when music has shone a light in the dark. Read their fascinating stories on the Royal Philharmonic Society’s website.

If other such occasions come to your mind, do let us know, as we’re on the lookout for more stories to share. Please get in touch by emailing us at [email protected].

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