ABRSM Examination fees, dates and time for South Africa

ABRSM Practical & Theory Examinations
Fees, Dates, & Times

Awaiting new schedule from ABRSM & Trinity College

New arrangements for the ABRSM Theory of Music Examinations

Relevance: Grade 1 to 5

The following are the arrangements for the ABRSM theory of music examinations.
Grade 1 to 5 examinations will be offered online. Examinations will be presented online and candidates will see the familiar concept in practice, choose the correct option after reasoning.

Update from ABRSM:

"Update 13 August 2020 – Music Exams Unfortunately, there is still uncertainty around how and when we can begin to offer face-to-face Practical Grade exams, including Grades 1-8, ARSM and Diplomas. 

We recognise that the worldwide response to the coronavirus pandemic will continue to disrupt travel and large gatherings of candidates. We are monitoring the situation and doing all we can to get these exams up and running again. However, everything we do must be in line with guidance from both your government and the UK government to ensure the safety of learners, teachers, examiners and staff. 

We’ve now published further information about our remotely-assessed Performance Grades. We will be gradually rolling out Performance Grades internationally, starting before the end of 2020, following their initial launch in the UK. We’ll let you know more about future exam dates as soon as we can. In the meantime, you can find out more about these exams here."

Introducing online Music Theory at Grades 1 to 5 – the headlines What’s changing and at which grades? 

"We will be moving the assessment of Music Theory at Grades 1 to 5 to an online exam. We are confident that the online format will provide a more learner-friendly experience for candidates. We have been working on these developments for some time, but in response to the Covid-19 pandemic we have accelerated this work. 

 At the same time, we have updated some of the Grade 1 to 5 questions to bring them in line with a style of assessment commonly used across the education sector. 

In addition, there are a few minor changes to the syllabus itself. These changes apply to online Music Theory exams from 2020 onwards. Where online exams are not yet available and we are still offering paper-based exams, there will be no changes to questions and the exams will be based on the ‘from 2018’ Music Theory syllabus."

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