Latest exam updates

Online Music Theory – booking open

Our first online Music Theory exams for Grades 1 to 5 in Singapore will take place on 12 December 2020.The booking period for these exams is 26 October to 9 November. Find out more about online Music Theory.

Remotely-assessed Performance Grades and ARSM – exam dates

The first booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams is 1 to 8 December. The exam session is 5 to 31 January 2021. Find out more about Performance Grades.

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To book exams you will need to use our new online booking service. You can create your new account in advance here.

Singapore office closure 

On government advice, we will still continue to work from home into Phase 3. We will therefore be unable to answer telephone calls during this time.

If you need to contact us please email [email protected]

A message from our Chief Executive

7 months ago


Over the last few weeks, ABRSM has remained committed to delivering exams where possible, in line with the latest official guidance, and without compromising the safety of our candidates, teachers, staff, examiners, representatives and volunteers.

However, this week, in light of the most recent measures announced by the UK Government, we made the difficult decision to suspend all Practical music exams, and all but a few Theory exams, globally, until at least 1 July 2020.

We are aware that this decision has a significant impact on our community and everyone who is preparing for their exams. However, I would like to reassure you that we are here for you. Our staff may be working from home, but we remain connected and reachable. We will continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation so we can begin to deliver exams wherever we can, as soon as we can, and always in line with latest guidance and without compromising the safety of those involved. We will keep you updated on our latest plans through email, our website and social media channels.

These are challenging times for us all, but I have been amazed and heartened by the resilience of ABRSM staff, who have quickly switched to a new way of working. I sincerely thank the wider ABRSM team across the world for their support and understanding.

So, while we may be located in different places, we are all united by our desire to inspire musical achievement and by our belief in the enormous value of music and music education. Our focus on providing the very best music teaching and learning resources will not stop and we will accelerate our plans to provide new resources and assessments to assist you in your learning and teaching in the digital age.

Our message to everyone in these difficult times is ‘Embrace your music, throw yourself into your practice, your playing, your singing or your teaching, and reach for your goals’. ABRSM will be here to provide support, information and advice to learners, teachers and parents. 

We wish you well on your continued musical journeys.

With very best wishes

Michael Elliott

ABRSM Chief Executive

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