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Performance Grades: Booking for June Performance Grades is open now until 13 May.

Performance Grade exams

We are now offering Performance Grade exams every month. Please check here for dates and fees. We are extending the introductory 15% discount for these exams so that it applies to all remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams in 2021. Just enter code ABPG15SG when you book. Please also read our terms and conditions here.

Performance Grades discount: system error

We currently have an error in our systems relating to discount codes. When you add the code your order summary will show that 15% has been added to the total, not taken away. However, the 15% discount will be applied to your booking and the correct total will appear at the top of the next screen before you pay. We're working to fix this and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Singapore office

On government advice, we will be following a more flexible and hybrid way of working. Although working from home is still encouraged, from 12 April we will be able to answer a limited number of calls and applicants can contact us via the Local Contact - ABRSM: Local exam contacts. We will continue to update you when further information is published by Ministry of Manpower.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

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Putting singing at the heart of UK school children’s lives

5 years ago

To help ensure that children leave primary school with a knowledge and understanding of the building blocks of music, Sing Up is expanding its Music scheme thanks to ABRSM funding. The Sing Up Music scheme was created last year to support the teaching of the primary music curriculum and develops core musicianship skills through singing. Sing Up Music uses 84 songs from Sing Up’s unique digital Song Bank to teach aspects of the music curriculum in a structured progression from the earliest stages of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage through to more complex musical concepts in Year 6. ‘A child’s first experience of music can be a magical one and the start of a journey that, with the right support, can transform their lives,’ said ABRSM’s Director of Strategic Development, Lincoln Abbotts. ‘We want to ensure every child has the opportunity to continue that exciting journey. That’s why we’re committed to building partnerships such as this one – to support music learning and teaching, and to ensure that as many children as possible have access to high quality musical opportunities from an early age.’ Later this year, a similar scheme supporting the teaching of music through singing from KS3 onwards will be made available to UK secondary schools with ABRSM’s support. ‘We’re delighted to be working with ABRSM on this exciting project,’ added Michelle James, Chief Executive of Sing Up. ‘Sing Up has a strong history of encouraging participation in singing activities at primary school and now we want to do more to ensure that singing activity supports teaching and learning in music and that pupils continue singing once they move into secondary school.’

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