Latest exam updates

Practical Session 3 update

We are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity. However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 3 Practical exams scheduled for  26 August – 30 September. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades internationally starting before the end of 2020 and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Singapore office closure and update on Practical session 1 results

On government advice, we will continue to work from home during Phase 2 and possibly 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]

Unfortunately, hard copy results for Practical Session 1 exams, specifically 16-19 March, will be delayed due to the office closure. We are sorry for the delay and will send these out as soon as we have access to the office.

Welcome to Cello Practice Partner

Cello Practice Partner is a simple way to make practising pieces for your ABRSM exam more musical, enjoyable and fun. It is useful for anyone learning or teaching pieces from the ABRSM Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023 at Grades 1–5.

What is Cello Practice Partner?

Cello Practice Partner lets you practise the Cello exam pieces at Grades 1–5 along with the accompaniment, solo part or both parts together. Slow down or speed up the music to practise at a tempo that suits you and set loops around tricky passages. Cello Practice Partner is free to download, with in-app purchases available for each individual piece or selections for each grade.

The app comes with one example piece from Grade 1 of the Cello Exam Pieces 2020–2023 so you can evaluate the app before purchasing any pieces. Download it from the App Store or Google Play Store.

How can I use Cello Practice Partner?

Cello Practice Partner lets you play along with real musicians’ performances, exactly as recorded or at a reduced tempo. The app will help you to:

  • Become familiar with the accompaniment and understand how the solo line fits with the piano part for more secure performances. Never miss a cue again!
  • Slow down or speed up the music to a tempo that suits you, for slow careful practice.
  • Listen closely to the Cello in isolation to hear every detail of the expert performance.
  • Repeat tricky passages by setting loops around them.

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