Our online booking service will be unavailable on Monday 19 April while we make some important updates. We will provide a new message here once the service is available again. If you have a Performance Grade exam booking this session, please see our Latest Updates page for important information on how this may affect you.

Latest exam updates

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.

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

Graded Music Exams Fee Payment Policy

ABRSM expects payment to be made at the time of booking by credit/debit card. Exception can be made for organisations in the UK and Ireland by prior application for deferred payment (credit) facility. An organisation is considered to be an educational institution, Music Service, prison, registered charity, or similar. This facility is not available to private individuals.

Organisations wishing to apply for deferred payment facility must contact ABRSM at least 28 days before bookings need to be made.

ABRSM will offer:

  • The option for applicants who are part of an organisation to book online and pay later
  • To invoice the organisation, for payment within seven days by BACS
  • Invoices will be sent to the applicant. It is the applicant’s responsibility to forward these to the correct part of their organisation for payment.

Invoices

  • Invoices for Public Venue bookings will be generated at the close of each booking period
  • Invoices for Private Visit bookings will be generated 28 days before the start of the Visit.
  • Payment is required within seven days.
  • If a purchase order number is required the applicant must provide this by email to [email protected]
  • Invoices will be itemised per booking made.
  • We will retain details provided by you and process this information in accordance with our privacy policy. abrsm.orgpolicies/privacy-policy/

Please note that this policy applies to Graded Music Exams only. ABRSM's decisions are final.

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