Our online booking service will be unavailable on Monday 19 April while we make some important updates. We will provide a new message here once the service is available again. If you have a Performance Grade exam booking this session, please see our Latest Updates page for important information on how this may affect you.

Latest exam updates

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.

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

Working with the London Music Fund

We sponsor the London Music Fund's Scholarships programme, which enables dedicated children across London to learn a musical instrument for a sustained period of four years. Our partnership focusses on developing further opportunities for the young players to work together and perform.

We support and design three 'Playing Days' each year, bringing the scholars together for a day-long workshop to help them develop creative musical skills and perform at prestigious venues in London.

Mayor's Music Fund (2017)


Read a blog post by ABRSM Partnerships Manager Olivia Funnell: London Music Fund: Making a difference.

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