Latest exam updates

Exam refunds

To support customers affected by ongoing COVID restrictions, for Practical and Performance Grade exams from 1 January to 31 May 2021 any absent candidate will automatically receive a refund. This includes Performance Grades where the candidate has been unable to record and upload their video. You do not need to contact us to request a refund. However, it will help us if you can log in to your account and cancel the exam.

For Online Music Theory exams and any paper based exams taking place outside of the UK/Ireland we anticipate COVID restrictions will not prevent candidates from sitting their exam so absentee candidates will not automatically receive a refund and our normal Withdrawal, Non-attendance and Fee Refunds Policy still applies.

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) – the next exams will take place in June. Please note, dates and booking periods for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-8 may be different from now on. For full details, see our dates and fees page.
  • 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. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

For more information click here.

Performance Grade booking

We will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check here for dates and fees.

Piano 2021 & 2022

Grade 5

“Elegy for the Arctic”
Written by Ludovico Einaudi
Published by Chester Music

“March, Little Soldier!: No. 3 from Scenas infantis”
Written by Octavio Pinto
Published by Chester Music

Grade 6

© Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Reproduced/filmed by permission of the copyright owner

© 2012 Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

© Copyright 1947 by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
For the UK, British Commonwealth (Ex. Canada), Eire and South Africa.

“Tsunami” by Stephen Montague
© United Music Publishing Ltd

Grade 7

© Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Reproduced/filmed by permission of the copyright owner

© Theodore Presser.  Reproduced by permission.

© Copyright 1946 by Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. for the United Kingdom and British Reversionary Territories.

©Stainer & Bell Ltd.  Reproduced by permission.

Grade 8

© Copyright 1940 by Charles Foley, Inc. Copyright Renewed.
All rights assigned to and administered by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
(Publishing) and Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc. (Print). All rights reserved including public performance for profit.

Thunder in Drought Season” by Chen Peixun
from "100 Years of Chinese Piano Music: Vol. III Works in Traditional Style, Book II Instrumental Music"
©
 Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Caballos Españoles by Uwe Korn
By permission of Schott Music, Mainz.

"Vespers in Venice" by Cecilia McDowall
from "Four Piano Solos HE58"
© Pan Educational Music

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