Latest exam updates

Practical Exams Update – Portugal

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we’re working hard on solutions to ensure they can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

Provided travel and COVID restrictions are lifted, we will open a booking period from 14 September – 28 September with exams to be held in November. We will continue to keep this under review as our ability to accept bookings remains conditional on the restrictions continuing to be lifted. An update to Applicants will be announced as soon as we can and our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are looking forward to providing candidates with exams again and thank you for your loyalty and support at this difficult time.

Working with Arts Council England

In 2017 ABRSM initiated The Music Commission with backing from Arts Council England. The panel, chaired by Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre, brought together performers, academics, educators and sector experts.  The Music Commission’s final report was published on 4 March 2019. It sets out key themes and recommendations for improving how governments, music organisations, schools, teachers, parents and learners, support progress and progression in learning music. 

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