Latest exam updates

Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

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) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • 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.

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Association of International Malaysian Schools

AIMS is the Association of International Malaysian Schools. We support a range of AIMS events as its main sponsor: AIMS primary orchestra festival (since 2017), AIMS secondary orchestra and choir, festival (since 2019) and the AIMS music competition (since 2015). AIMS is an association of over 30 international schools across Malaysia, and growing. We have also organised CPD days for international school teachers, which involved sessions of nominated teachers sharing best practice as well as sessions delivered directly by ABRSM.

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