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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COVID-19 update: 21/12/2020

In line with government guidelines, our office is closed. While all staff are working from home, Music Medals will continue to operate, with assessments being moderated and processed. Results will continue to be confirmed by email, however we will not be able to post out certificates and medals until we are back in office.

Please pass on our apologies to your candidates.

Update – 5 June

Following a successful pilot, we’re pleased to announce that we can now accept remote assessments for the Music Medals programme. If you are a Music Medals Teacher-Assessor interested in submitting remote assessments, please contact us at [email protected]

Music Medals registration

If you wish to offer Music Medals to your pupils simply complete the form below to register as a Teacher-Assessor. Teacher-Assessors prepare, administer and assess Music Medals.

What happens next?

Once you have registered as a Teacher-Assessor you will be sent an applicant number and password giving you access to the free online training system. This will give you all the information you need to prepare your pupils, make entries and carry out Music Medals assessments.

Before completing this form, please note the requirements below.

  • Teacher-Assessors must be aged 18 or over.
  • Teacher-Assessors may only conduct assessments of their own pupils.
  • ABRSM reserves the right to refuse or terminate registration of any individual as a Teacher-Assessor.
  • ABRSM is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Teacher-Assessors are expected to share this commitment and to be familiar with ABRSM’s safeguarding and child protection policy and procedures

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Change to Music Medal certificates

As of March 2020 we are withdrawing Music Medals from the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and certificates will no longer carry the Ofqual logo. This change will allow us to make important improvements to Music Medals in response to feedback from teachers and learners. The deadline for submitting an entry to receive a regulated certificate was 22 December 2019, with video and results submitted by 31 January 2020. Results submitted after this date will receive our new non-regulated certificate.

Apart from new certificates, we are continuing to offer Music Medals in their current form with no other changes.

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

Do you work for a school?

Music Medals are the ideal choice for schools looking for pre-Grade 1 assessments:

Evidence of progress

Music Medals are designed for beginners so you can measure and reward achievement right from the start

Affordable music for beginners

The ensemble publications provide ideal material for lessons and school concerts

If you're the head teacher or a music teacher at a school:

  • 1. Complete a Music Medals Partner form (PDF) and we will register your school so that we can process entries. It covers issues such as safeguarding children and confidentiality of assessment materials.
  • 2. Complete the Teacher-Assessor form on this page. Each teacher who wishes to use Music Medals should complete a form.

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