On 8 March 2023 we are introducing online programme forms for Performance Grades and digital ARSM diplomas. Instead of candidates showing a paper programme form to the camera at the start of the exam recording, the person submitting the video will enter the programme details online. Read our news story to find out how this will affect candidates and what you need to do. Find out more

Performance Grades

Performance Grades are available at Grades 1 to 8 for a wide range of instrumental and singing subjects, plus Initial Grade for Piano and Bowed Strings. This digital exam is assessed from a video recording and is all about performance.

Booking – from August, digital Performance Grade and ARSM exams will be available on demand. There are no booking periods or exam sessions. Instead, you can book, pay and submit the exam video whenever you’re ready. You can submit the video when you book or at any time during the following 28 days. Find out when you can start to book using the new service.

Accompaniment - Recorded accompaniment is now a permanent option alongside live accompaniment for Performance Grades only. Find out more.

ABRSM Examiner, Sarah Oliver, provides recording guidance and explains how to upload your recording and submit your exam entry.

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