COVID-19 - latest exam updates

A message from our Chief Executive – our future plans

Updating our service to you – from booking exams to receiving results

We are making some changes to the way you book exams and receive results from April 2020.

  • We are introducing a new online exam booking service.
  • If you are booking practical exams at a Public Venue organised by ABRSM, you will be able to choose your exam date and venue from a list of options, and change appointments online.
  • If you are booking practical exams at a Private Visit, you will be able to use our online timetabling tool to arrange your exam day(s).
  • Practical exam results will be available more quickly – within a week of the exam, subject to quality assurance checks – with digital mark forms available online as soon as we release your results.
  • Our new candidate account option will give learners and parents easy access to essential exam information.

These changes apply to the following exams from April 2020: graded music exams (practical and Music Theory), ARSM, Prep Test, Performance Assessment.

We are no longer accepting paper entry forms for these exams. Instead, you will need to book and pay online using a credit or debit card, with payment in US Dollars. You can also pay with PayPal linked to a credit or debit card.

Arrangements for all other exams are staying the same. For the Prep Test and Performance Assessment, examiners will continue to issue certificates on the exam day. For DipABRSM, LRSM, FRSM, Choral Singing and Ensemble exams, you will still need to book exams by post using a downloadable entry form.

Key dates

  • In March – we will send you an email to let you know that you can register and create your new account.  Everyone needs to do this before they can book exams from April onwards.
  • 3–17 April 2020 – the booking period for Music Theory Session 1 (June) when you can go online to book your Music Theory exams.

Find out more

Click on the links below to find out more about:

Finally, go to How to get ready to find out what you can do now to get ready for booking your exams.

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