Latest exam updates

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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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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