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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What does music mean to you?

We help young musicians like Shania through a fund to support their music making, in partnership with the National Youth Arts Trust (NYAT).

Through partnerships, sponsorship and scholarships, we support music making and learning worldwide. Find out more.

In partnership with the National Youth Arts Trust, we are supporting a number of bursaries to help young people access music tuition. Find out more about applying for an NYAT bursary here.

Thank you to Xanthe and the Hackney Music Service team for their help in making this film.

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