Exam Information & Regulations

International edition


New requirements for graded exams
• Natural minor scale At Grades 1 and 2 only, candidates for any instrument may

present the natural minor form for their set minor scale(s) in place of the harmonic or melodic form (as applicable). For further details, see www.abrsm.org/naturalminor
• Violin • Viola • Cello • Double Bass

new set pieces; revised scale and sight-reading requirements

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revised scale and sight-reading requirements only

These new requirements are valid from 1 January 2012. The set pieces, scale and sight-reading requirements for all other subjects remain unchanged.

Overlap information
In the first year of any new Practical syllabus, ABRSM offers an overlap period in which candidates may perform set pieces from the preceding syllabus. Details for 2012: Set pieces (Violin only) •  Candidates may play pieces from the preceding syllabus as follows: UK & Republic of Ireland – until the end of Period A (spring exams) 2012 All other countries – until 31 December 2012 •  All the pieces must be from the same syllabus – candidates may not perform a   mixture of pieces from old and new syllabuses. Scale and sight-reading requirements (Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass) •  There is no overlap period for scale and sight-reading requirements: the   revised requirements take effect for all candidates worldwide from 1 Jan. 2012.

Other information
The requirements for all other syllabuses – Prep Tests, Diplomas, Performance Assessment, Ensembles and Choral Singing – remain unchanged. For enquiries about jazz exams, please contact: E international@abrsm.ac.uk.

Syllabus updates: 2013–2016 – see inside back cover


Syllabus updates Exam Information Using this booklet Dates of Practical Exams: 2012 Information at a glance: 2012 ABRSM syllabus chart: 2012 About ABRSM Guide to exams and entries Representatives and Contacts Exam Regulations Index 3 4 7 8 10 14 20 27 37 inside covers

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EXAM INFORMATION USING THIS BOOKLET This booklet is designed to assist teachers. Please note that this booklet applies to all ABRSM exams except diplomas. 27–36). The Information section begins with key details for 2012 such as Practical exam dates. 3–26) and Regulations (pp. For further information about ABRSM’s activities. the responsibilities of the Applicant and any exam-related policies. 19 for details of who to contact.abrsm. Also included within this part of the booklet is an introduction to ABRSM and a list of exam centres and Representatives and Contacts. which provide full details of the procedures relating to exams and entries. parents and organizations in planning for and entering ABRSM exams and assessments in centres outside the UK and Ireland. It is organized into two distinct sections: Exam Information (pp. for which separate syllabuses containing distinct information and regulations are available.org. including ABRSM’s undertakings. 3 . which gives a step-by-step summary of what happens at each stage – from entry options to the exam itself and beyond. The symbol ➔ indicates a crossreference to the Regulations. candidates. If you have any queries after reading this booklet. At the heart of the Information section is a Guide to exams and entries. visit www. please see p.

DATES OF PRACTICAL EXAMS: 2012 Local Representatives may set an earlier deadline in order to meet ABRSM’s last dates of entry country period of exams entry period/last date of entry Andorra Anguilla Antigua Australia ” Austria The Bahamas Bahrain ” Bangladesh Barbados Belgium ” ” Belize Bermuda ” British Virgin Islands Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Canada ” Cayman Islands China. 24 Aug.–14 Sep.–4 Feb. 2011–7 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 January 25 September 2 December 2011 2 December 2011 4 . 17 February 28 September 2 December 2011 1 February 14 September 17 February 13 Dec.–3 Feb. People’s Republic of ” ” ” Cyprus ” Czech Republic Denmark ” Dominica Egypt Faroe Islands Finland France: Paris ” Paris & Nice ” Bordeaux ” Paris & Bordeaux Germany ” Ghana Gibraltar ” Greece ” Grenada Guyana June March–May March–May June–July October–December May–June March–April May–June November–December April February–March March May–June November–December March–April April–May November–December March–May September May–June April–June October–December March–May August November April–June November–December May–June April–May November–December March–May May–June November April–May March May June November–December April–May November–December May–June May–June November–December April–May November–December March–May March–May 13 Jan.–10 Feb. 2 December 2011 2 December 2011 9 March 27 July 17 February 2 December 2011 16 January 10 September 15 January 2 December 2011 6 January 14 March 24 September 2 December 2011 14 January 8 September 2 December 2011 19 April 3 February 6 January 10 August 2 December 2011 30 May 31 August 1–20 January 1–20 July 14 Jan.–11 Feb. 14 March–1 April 12–30 September 13 January 7 September 9 March 20 Jan.

Sabah & Sarawak only ” All states Malta ” Mauritius Mexico Namibia Netherlands ” ” ” ” Nevis New Zealand: Grade & Diploma exams ” ” Grade exams only ” ” Grade & Diploma exams Nigeria Norway ” Oman ” Philippines Poland Portugal April–May August–November August October–November May–June April–May September–November March–April August–November May–June November–December March–May May–June November–December April–June November–December May–July April–June November–December April–June November–December May–June November–December July–August November–December September–October May–June April June–August March–April October–December September–October March–May October March May–June November–December March–May May–June August–September October–December May–June April–May November–December April–June November–December November–December May–June May–June 7 January 27 March 27 March 7 July 3 February 17 February 15 June 18 November 2011 13 April 20 Jan.–12 March 14–30 September 9 March 10 July 26 April 2 March 24 Nov.–14 Dec.Dates of Practical Exams: 2012 country period of exams entry period/last date of entry Hong Kong SAR: Grade & Diploma exams ” ” Grade exams only ” ” Diploma exams only ” ” Diploma exams only Hungary Iceland India Indonesia ” Italy ” Jamaica Japan ” Jordan ” Kenya Korea ” Kuwait ” Luxembourg ” Macau SAR ” ” Madagascar Malawi Malaysia: FT Kuala Lumpur. Johor. 2011 4–25 January 1–14 January 11 July–1 August 25 April 2 December 2011 18 April 1–20 January 1–15 February 8–24 September 2 December 2011 16 March 18 May 10 August 9 March 17 February 28 September 10 February 14 September 31 August 3 February 6–27 January 5 . Penang. Perak. 5–26 September 2 December 2011 17 February 31 August 16 January 6 September 27 January 17 February 31 August 16 January 13 September 26 Feb. Selangor.–10 Feb. Pahang.

5–26 September 23 March 10 February 8 March 31 July 9 December 2011 30 Sept. Dubai & Sharjah ” ” ” ” ” ” United States of America ” ” ” Vietnam Zambia April–June November–December March–May March–May March–May April–May June July May–June February–March April–May July–September May–June August–September September–October May–June November–December March–April September–October April–May November–December May–June November–December July–September May–June June–July October–December March–May January April–May May–June April–June November–December April–June October–December June May–June 16 January 10 September 2 December 2011 2 December 2011 2 December 2011 3 February 7–28 March 6 April 11 March 19 Sept. Canary Islands) Sri Lanka ” Sweden ” Switzerland ” ” Taiwan Tanzania Thailand ” Trinidad & Tobago Turkey ” Uganda United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi. 2011 3–21 January 7 March 4–19 January 11–20 September 26 Dec. 6 January 11 May 17 February 28 September 17 Jan.–3 Feb. Canary Islands) ” (excl. 17 Sep.–7 Feb. KwaZulu-Natal & Free State ” Gauteng & surrounding regions Spain (incl.–7 Oct.–21 Oct. 2011 3–6 January 13 February–2 March 9 February–2 March 30 March–20 April 13 April–4 May 13 Jan.–5 Oct. 2011–15 Jan.Dates of Practical Exams: 2012 country period of exams entry period/last date of entry Qatar ” St Kitts St Lucia St Vincent Saudi Arabia Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore: Grade exams ” Diploma exams ” Grade & Diploma exams South Africa: major centres only ” Eastern & Western Cape. 6 . 26 July–15 August 24 February 10 February DATES OF THEORY EXAMS 2012: please see Dates and Fees leaflet for each country.

16j ) Duplicate certificate (➔ Reg. EXAM TIMINGS Practical Piano Harpsichord Prep Test Grade 1 Grades 2 & 3 Grades 4 & 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 10 mins 12 mins 12 mins 15 mins 20 mins 25 mins 30 mins Singing 10 mins 13 mins 15 mins 15 mins 20 mins 25 mins 30 mins 15 mins Harp Organ – 17 mins 19 mins 22 mins 25 mins 30 mins 35 mins 20 mins All other subjects 12 mins 12 mins 14 mins 17 mins 20 mins 25 mins 30 mins 15 mins – 90 mins 90 mins 120 mins 180 mins 180 mins 180 mins – Theory Performance Assessment 15 mins Ensembles Instrumental/Vocal Primary/Initial Intermediate Advanced 17 mins 23 mins 30 mins Choral Singing 20 mins 22 mins 25 mins An extra 3 mins will be added to the exam time when an interpreter is used (➔ Reg. timings for diploma exams are given in the relevant diploma syllabus.00 per candidate Appeal investigation* (➔ Reg.INFORMATION AT A GLANCE: 2012 2012 EXAM FEES Please see separate Dates and Fees leaflet for each country.00) Exam taken before 1993 £16.00 per candidate * For multiple candidates. 11c).00 included under confirmation of marks fee (see above) Theory Half of the entry fee £60. the above charges should be paid direct to ABRSM’s office in London by sterling draft negotiable in the UK or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). 17b) Independent review (➔ Reg. the investigation fee charged will not exceed five times the local Grade 5 Practical/Theory fee.50 (diplomas £15. NB. CHARGES (UK £) Confirmation of marks (➔ Reg. 17c) Practical Half of the entry fee £60. 16j ) Exam taken in 1993 or later free of charge £8. NB. 7 .

Guitar. Harp. Cornet. Advance notice of new or revised syllabuses is given on the inside covers of this booklet. Alto. Tenor. Organ.ABRSM SYLLABUS CHART: 2012 This chart details the full range of current ABRSM exam subjects. New syllabuses in 2012 are indicated by the symbols § and * in the chart below. Baritone) Theory of Music Practical Musicianship Brass Syllabus: 2010–2012 Horn Trumpet. Syllabus publication (& validity) Piano Syllabus: 2011 & 2012 Piano Theory of Music Practical Musicianship 1–8 1–8 1–8 Grades (or Levels) Syllabus publication (& validity) Woodwind Syllabus: 2010–2013 Descant (Soprano) Recorder Treble (Alto) Recorder Flute Oboe Clarinet Bassoon Bowed Strings Syllabus: 2012–2015 * § Violin § Viola § Cello § Double Bass Theory of Music Practical Musicianship 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 Saxophone (Soprano. Flugelhorn Eb Horn Harpsichord. showing grades (or levels) and the syllabus publications in which the respective subjects appear. Percussion & Ensembles Syllabus: 2011–2014 Harpsichord Organ Guitar Harp Percussion Ensembles (Instrumental/ Vocal) Theory of Music Practical Musicianship 4–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 Primary Intermediate Advanced 1–8 1–8 Trombone Bass Trombone Baritone Euphonium Tuba Theory of Music Practical Musicianship Singing Syllabus: 2011 & 2012 Singing Theory of Music Practical Musicianship * new set pieces (Violin only) Grades (or Levels) 1–5 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 6–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–8 § revised scale and sight-reading requirements from 2012 8 .

Prerequisites (Practical Grades 6–8): ➔ p.ABRSM Syllabus Chart: 2012 Syllabus publication (& validity) Choral Singing Syllabus † Grades (or Levels) Initial Intermediate Advanced Syllabus publication (& validity) Prep Test leaflet available for Piano. Trombone. 9 . Guitar. Oboe. Viola. Horn. Singing Levels – Diploma Syllabuses: from 2005 DipABRSM LRSM separate syllabuses for Music FRSM Direction ‡. ‡ Available online only. Euphonium. and Instrumental/Vocal Teaching Performance Assessment leaflet available for any solo Practical subject – † Available in selected Centres only: please contact the local Representative to check availability. Flute. Saxophone. Cornet. 16. Cello. Baritone. 2b. Trumpet. Bassoon. Violin. Descant Recorder. E b Horn. Syllabus overlap: ➔ Reg. Flugelhorn. Music Performance. Clarinet. Double Bass.

ABRSM exams are also part of the UK’s Qualifications and Credit Framework and. we provide a wide range of materials to support our exams and to help everyone get the most out of music-making. The scope of our publications covers extensive instrumental catalogues.  Classical  and  Romantic  s composers’ keyboard music 10 . 34). and then work through the eight grades. arpeggios and broken chords •      theory and musicianship textbooks •        cholarly. but we do not impose a set pattern. attract points towards UK university and college entrance (see p. singing. We also produce albums of specially-commissioned pieces by contemporary composers. They offer a framework for life-long learning in music. practical musicianship and music theory. Graded exams are available for more than 30 instruments. Our exams are recognized formally in a number of countries. We motivate musical achievement and encourage the development of well-rounded musicians through our authoritative exams. EXAMS ABRSM exams give the developing musician a set of worthwhile and motivational goals to work for. length of study. the professional development of teachers.  practical  editions  of  the  major  Baroque. Canada and South Africa. at Grades 6–8.ABOUT ABRSM ABRSM supports music teaching and learning throughout the world. Many students will start with the Prep Test. LRSM and FRSM) in three subject areas: performing. For students who progress beyond Grade 8 we offer professional diplomas (DipABRSM. ensembles. directing and teaching. In Australia. PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES As part of our commitment to excellence in music education. without restrictions on age. Publications to support our exams include: •      albums that complement our instrumental and vocal syllabuses •      CDs and audio downloads of exam repertoire •      practice aural tests and sight-reading/quick studies •      scales. or the requirement that candidates are taught in schools or other places of learning. scholarly editions of the great composers and jazz publications for a variety of instruments. and a wide range of published resources. a simple and positive assessment at the pre-Grade 1 level. They provide the opportunity of performing high-quality music and developing all-round musicianship through a range of supporting activities. ABRSM exams can be used for credit towards the relevant qualifications taken by students completing compulsory secondary education.

org/appcentre TEACHING COURSES All musicians need good teachers to nurture and develop their talents – and good teachers endeavour to enhance their professional skills. These two courses are currently available in the UK only.abrsm. The course is available in Hong Kong. The course requires students to complete a portfolio of work including written assignments. Singapore and the UK. teachers from any country are welcome to attend them if they are able to travel to the UK. lesson observations.abrsm. By the end of the course. teaching and learning applications to help you achieve more with your music. workshops and seminars around the world that provide for the needs of teachers at all stages in their careers and reflect the latest developments in music education. reflective teachers. www. discovering and creating music www.org/shop. Introduction to Instrumental and Vocal Teaching is a one-day course that offers insight into teaching as a career. teachers will have gained new skills and developed an ability to reflect on their own teaching and assess its effectiveness. As well as our core courses. Teaching Music Effectively is a course that provides development to teachers who may be new to the profession. guides and companions All of our publications can be found online at www. action-research projects. CT ABRSM Plus enables teachers to develop new skills. Among our core courses is the CT ABRSM Plus.  Clarinet and Flute exam syllabuses S   oundjunction  –  Our  free  award-winning  interactive  site  for  listening  to. a personal profile and a diary of teaching. Being an Effective Teacher is a new and exciting online course designed to explore good practice and to develop confident. we also offer a range of short courses. or simply looking to refresh their approach.  then  keep  and  share  the  recording A   udio  downloads  –  download  recordings  of  pieces  from  our  Piano.org/teachers 11 . This course is available worldwide.  Violin. We support their continuing professional development through our innovative courses and online learning. provides ideas on how to get started and the key skills required to succeed. ABRSM Apps We offer a collection of music making.abrsm. The following are available via our App Centre: •   •   •   •   S   peedshifter – a free practice tool that allows you to vary the speed of audio from  CD or MP3 without altering the pitch A   BRSM  Puresolo  –  play  your  ABRSM  exam  music.  exploring. as well as introduce new teaching techniques to lessons. which combines two of our highly respected letter-bearing qualifications: the Certificate of Teaching (CT ABRSM) and the Principles of Teaching diploma (DipABRSM level). review their own teaching and make judgements about how effective it is.About ABRSM •      biographies.

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All of ABRSM’s activities are conducted in the context of good practice regarding child protection. They can also be downloaded from www. 22 14 . There are separate syllabuses for diploma exams and Choral Singing. 20. 2b). we offer an overlap period of one year where the set pieces from the preceding syllabus may still be performed (➔ Reg. which contains practical advice and other information (such as the assessment criteria for each part of the exam). When planning an exam entry. Libretto. 19. The syllabus chart on pp. These three sources of information constitute ABRSM’s overall exam specification and are available free of charge from Representatives and Contacts (see pp. and individual leaflets for the Prep Test and Performance Assessment. and website. 8–9 presents the full range of subjects we currently offer. Advance notice of any syllabus change is given in the syllabus updates published on the inside cover of this booklet and each syllabus. ABRSM operates an ongoing scheme of syllabus review. as well as through our magazine. Guitar. Percussion & Ensembles As well as detailing the current set pieces and technical requirements. sight-reading and/or aural tests appearing at different intervals. equal opportunities. Harp.abrsm. Theory exams take place as detailed in the Dates and Fees leaflet for each country. ➔ Regs 18. Whenever new set pieces are introduced for the Practical graded exams. All new syllabuses are valid from 1 January of their year of introduction. as well as studying this booklet it is important to consult the relevant syllabus as well as the guide for candidates. and data protection. The subjects for the Practical graded exams are distributed into the following syllabus booklets (also available online): •      Piano  •      Bowed Strings •      Woodwind   •      Brass  •      Singing  •      Harpsichord. with new set pieces. These Music Exams. these syllabuses also list the requirements for the Theory of Music exams and Practical Musicianship exams as well as the requirements for the aural tests included in the Practical exams. 21. accessibility for those with specific needs.GUIDE TO EXAMS AND ENTRIES ABRSM EXAMS AND SYLLABUSES ABRSM operates an authoritative and internationally recognized system of music exams and assessments. teachers and parents. 20–26) and direct from our office in London. 4–6. Organ.org/exams. scale requirements.abrsm. Practical exams take place during the exam Periods shown on pp. All of these are also available at www.org/exams.

The Applicant is ABRSM’s principal point of contact in all matters relating to exam entry. for all exams except Choral Singing. payment is made by credit card. Ensembles and diplomas. teacher). together with the full fees. ➔ Reg. guardian. which should be quoted in all future communications with ABRSM. ➔ Reg.abrsm. For online entries. London W1B 1LU. 4–6 for Practical exams and in the Dates and Fees leaflet for each country for Theory exams.abrsm. or bank transfer. the top copy only of the entry forms should be sent. 4c Paying for exams For 2012 fees. 5 15 . see the separate Dates and Fees leaflet for each country. United Kingdom. Payment is made at the time of entry. Applicants in Hong Kong should contact the local Representative for online entry options. ➔ Reg. ➔ Reg. ➔ Reg. or member of school staff  On the first occasion that an entry is made. ABRSM. together with the full fees. direct to the International Department. 24 Portland Place. the Applicant is issued with a personal Applicant Number. 4a Postal entries: Entry forms in duplicate.Guide to exams and entries EXAM ENTRY The Applicant The person who submits an exam entry (by completing the entry form and making payment) is the Applicant. should be sent to the local Representative. as detailed on pp.org/exams. 4b Online entry (www. 3 The Applicant (aged 18 or over) may be: •  a teacher  •  an adult candidate  •  a parent or guardian  •  a school or institute head. Where there is no Representative. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to be conversant with the regulations contained in this booklet and to pass on relevant information to the candidate (and/or parent. 3c Making an exam entry (by post and online) In most countries entries must be made by post (using the current entry form published by ABRSM) and must be submitted by the appropriate closing date. where available. Postal entries must be paid for by a single cheque or credit card.org/exams) is currently available in Malaysia and Singapore. Entry forms are available from the local Representative or downloadable from www. ➔ Reg.

the Representative notifies the Applicant of candidates’ appointments for Practical exams (date.the premises are agreed by the local Representative as being acceptable for ABRSM Practical exams This option is designed for those entering a sufficiently large number of candidates or for cases where a subject cannot be taken at an ABRSM Centre. exams are ordinarily held at:   •  ABRSM Public Centres – exams are held at premises arranged by our   Representatives This is the option chosen by the majority of candidates. Although we will try to accommodate requests. When Practical exam appointments may be scheduled by ABRSM on any date(s) within the whole of the examining period. ABRSM offers flexibility about where and when exams are taken. no guarantee can be given to avoid particular dates. 7 and 8 Candidates for Practical Grades 6. venue) as soon as possible after the timetables have been arranged. Facilities and arrangements at Centres are provided and overseen by ABRSM. subject to the availability of our examiners. Theory exams are held only on the dates specified on the Dates and Fees leaflet for each country. London College of Music. ➔ Reg. time. with options to suit the circumstances of those entering candidates. University of South Africa ➔ Reg. Grades 6. Where Depending on the country and local conditions. 8 16 . whether the entry is for a single exam or for a large group of candidates.there is at least three hours of Practical examining .there is no ABRSM Public Centre (Practical or Theory) conveniently nearby . Australian Grade 5 (or above) in Theory Music Exam Board. 7 and 8 must already have passed one of the following qualifications: ABRSM: Grade 5 (or above) in Theory of Music. Practical Musicianship or a solo Jazz subject Trinity Guildhall. 1d } WHERE AND WHEN EXAMS ARE TAKEN Where possible. ➔ Regs 6 & 7   EXAM APPOINTMENTS Allocation and notification of appointments Following the submission of an exam entry. •  Visits – an examiner will visit premises provided by the Applicant where: .Guide to exams and entries Prerequisites for Practical exams.

➔ Reg. regardless of sensory impairments. ➔ Reg. ➔ Reg. but should ensure that the steward is given a list of the revised order before the first exam begins. A steward is normally present to welcome candidates and oversee the smooth running of the exams.g. Where no such room is available. Accessibility of exams for candidates with specific needs We endeavour to make our exams accessible to all candidates. ➔ Reg.g. 7) are averages only. including extra time and alternative tests. an additional room is made available where candidates may spend a few moments warming up. as is the opportunity to warm up for a few moments at the start of the exam.). Special arrangements. are put in place as appropriate. if they are ready and happy to do so. ➔ Regs 6d & 7e Candidates are asked to arrive 10 minutes before their appointment time. Where possible. or who cannot attend. 9 THE EXAM Key points highlighting what happens in the exam are summarized here. 18 Practical exams Exam environment and timings A suitable environment is provided for candidates. may be eligible for a partial refund or re-entry voucher (e. Applicants should ensure that candidates are aware of ABRSM’s exam performance requirements (e. 12b As the published exam timings (see p. etc. ➔ Reg. 11a In the exam room Examiners are trained to help candidates settle at the start of an exam and to assist younger candidates with adjusting the stool or music stand to the correct height. on medical or compassionate grounds). guidance about warming up and preparing silently is offered. 6f Applicants entering more than one candidate may amend the order in which the candidates are examined. Candidates are free to choose the order in which they undertake the different sections of the exam.Guide to exams and entries Withdrawals and non-attendance A candidate who is withdrawn from an exam. but this cannot be guaranteed. whether to omit or observe a repeat. 14 17 . candidates may be in the exam room for more or less time than specified and there may be small variations to the timetable. ➔ Reg. candidates may be given the option of beginning before the specified time. learning difficulties or particular physical needs. More detailed guidance is contained in These Music Exams (Part 3: On the day). If the exams are running early.

Certificates are issued to all successful candidates as a record of their achievement. ➔ Reg. AFTER THE EXAM Results Results are issued by post to the Applicant as soon as possible after various checks and quality-assurance processes have been completed. 10 Marking scheme Theory exams are marked out of a total of 100. ➔ Reg. For the Prep Test and Performance Assessment. constructive comments are written by the examiner onto the certificate that each candidate receives at the end of the assessment. is given in These Music Exams. Gradings rather than marks are awarded for Ensemble/Choral Singing exams and Practical Musicianship. 13 Marking scheme Practical graded exams are marked out of a total of 150. 120 for a Merit and 130 for a Distinction. Theory exams Exam environment A suitable environment is provided for candidates. ➔ Regs 16e & f 18 .Guide to exams and entries Candidates should not be surprised if there are two examiners present: our qualityassurance and training processes mean that a second examiner may. instead. The venue provides manuscript paper for rough workings. ➔ Reg. is given in These Music Exams. Candidates may hand in their papers at any time after 40 minutes from the start of the exam. but candidates should bring their own pens and pencils. with 100 marks required for a Pass. including a quiet exam room with tables that allow the reasonable spacing of candidates. 16d Mark forms and certificates All candidates taking graded exams receive a mark form recording the marks awarded for each individual component as well as the total marks obtained. 80 for a Merit and 90 for a Distinction. including the assessment criteria used by examiners. including how markers assess the papers. Practical exam mark forms also record the examiner’s comments on each section. with the exception of an interpreter or (where permitted) a page-turner. with 66 marks required for a Pass. 11f Candidates should bring their own accompanist: no one else will normally be allowed into the exam room. ➔ Reg. The exams are supervised by an invigilator who is present throughout. be in attendance. marks are not awarded. Further information. on occasion. Further information. Candidates are asked to arrive 10 minutes before the start of the exam.

appeals and special circumstances ABRSM operates a procedure for complaints and appeals to ensure that any concerns are investigated and addressed fairly and openly. It is important that ABRSM is notified of any such matters promptly and in accordance with the given procedures. ➔ Regs 15 & 17 Customer service and feedback We strive for integrity. Representatives’ and Contacts’ details are listed by country/region on pp. as well as a special consideration policy for candidates whose exam performance may have been affected by circumstances beyond their control. and effective administrative support. GETTING IN TOUCH Representatives and Contacts Representatives and Contacts organize ABRSM International Centres. invigilators to be in charge of the Theory exams in their  a centres •    cting as. ABRSM staff ABRSM’s International Department is open on weekdays from 8. please contact ABRSM’s staff (see below).Guide to exams and entries Complaints. local holidays etc.ac. A customer service statement is published on the website (www. information and guidance about exams and entries. a positive exam experience.00am until 6. parents and candidates. and advising the  o International Department of local conditions likely to affect exam dates (for example. or appointing. openness and excellence in three core areas: quality and consistency of assessment. or appointing. T +44 (0)20 7467 8240 E international@abrsm. Information & Regulations booklets and entry forms for teachers p •    rganizing venues for Practical and Theory exams each period.org/customerservice) and we encourage feedback about all aspects of our exams and services. Their role includes: •  representing ABRSM in their territory •  promoting the work of ABRSM  •    roviding syllabuses. and there is a dedicated team of highly trained and professional staff for each region who will be pleased to provide help.) •    cting as. Where no Representative or Contact is listed.uk 19 . 20–26. accessibility. stewards to assist the examiner during Practical exam  a sessions •  answering enquiries from teachers. efficiency.00pm (UK time).abrsm.

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b 3 a APPLICANT’S ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Applicant is the person (aged 18 or over) who submits the exam entry and acts on behalf of the candidate (or candidates) by being ABRSM’s principal point of contact. For the graded exams. but they may not combine pieces from the preceding and new syllabuses (except in the case of items that appear in both). payment. 4c).org/exams). In the first year of any new Practical syllabus. and to receive the exam mark form/certificate and to pass them on to the candidate. All written communications by ABRSM relating to the acceptance of an entry. No such overlap period necessarily applies to any new scale requirements. which normally take effect from 1 January of their year of introduction. Each Applicant is assigned a personal Applicant Number on the first occasion that an entry is submitted. there are eight grades. ensuring that those connected with the exam are aware of relevant matters. which can be used in conjunction with the Applicant Number and a registered e-mail address to gain access to online exam services. A candidate aged 18 or over who submits an entry is the Applicant for that entry. candidates may choose to perform pieces as set in the lists of the preceding syllabus. ensuring the accuracy of the information supplied. and on ABRSM’s website (www. to submit the exam entry. 16. b c d 27 . to make payment for the exam. Prerequisites for Practical Grades 6. ABRSM reserves the right to share information regarding an exam with another party in response to a valid enquiry. sight-reading and/or aural tests. 8–9. 7 and 8: candidates must already have passed one of the qualifications listed on p. The Applicant’s responsibilities are: to read and undertake to abide by these Exam Regulations. to notify the candidate of the exam date. The introduction of new scale requirements. in ABRSM’s magazine. This must have been passed before the closing date for the Practical exam and a copy of the certificate or mark form must be supplied at the time of entry. and any specific needs. grades and exam subjects. In countries where online entry is available (➔ Reg. numbered progressively in order of difficulty from 1 to 8. Candidates may be entered in any grade irrespective of age and without previously having taken any other grade in the same subject.abrsm. The password should not be disclosed to anyone else and may be changed by the Applicant at any time. 1 a b c d ABRSM SUBJECTS. While the Applicant remains ABRSM’s principal point of contact in all matters. Responsibility for an entry cannot be transferred to another party without the Applicant’s written consent. ABRSM cannot become involved in any dispute or communication breakdown between an Applicant and the candidate on whose behalf the entry has been submitted (or the parent/guardian). including name spellings. for which separate syllabuses containing distinct regulations are available. Libretto. Applicants may request a confidential password. 2 a INTRODUCTION AND OVERLAP OF SYLLABUSES Syllabuses for the various subjects are updated periodically. sight-reading and/or aural tests does not necessarily coincide with the introduction of new pieces (the latter being the most frequent element of syllabus review). All new syllabuses are valid from 1 January of their year of introduction. Advance notice of any syllabus change is given in the syllabus updates (inside covers of the Exam Information & Regulations and syllabus booklets). time and venue. The Applicant Number should be quoted in all communications with ABRSM.EXAM REGULATIONS These Regulations apply to all ABRSM exams except diplomas. the appointment allocated and the result are sent to the Applicant. EXAMS AND PREREQUISITES ABRSM exam subjects are listed in the syllabus chart on pp.

and on the understanding that in all matters the decision of ABRSM must be accepted as final. The Applicant gains access to the online entry form using the Applicant Number and confidential password (➔ Reg. is offered at all Centres. non-attendance and fee refunds (➔ Reg. An invigilator is present for the duration of the exam. where there is no Representative. 4c). Where any such query has not been resolved by the date of the exam. In such cases. A steward is present at all Centres.abrsm. e f 28 . ABRSM reserves the right to withhold the release of exam results/certificates for all candidates entered by the Applicant. with tables that allow the reasonable spacing of candidates. Entries can be accepted by ABRSM only in accordance with the conditions and regulations contained in this booklet. it is notified to the Applicant with the exam appointment(s).Exam Regulations 4 a EXAM ENTRY Entries must be submitted by the Applicant by the published last date of entry/last day of entry period (see pp. ABRSM reserves the right to refuse. published by ABRSM. Candidates may be entered for only one Theory exam in any given Period. is notified to the Applicant by the local Representative as soon as possible after the entry has been processed. 6 a b c d PLACE OF EXAMS: ABRSM PUBLIC CENTRES ABRSM provides exam Centres for Practical and/or Theory exams as arranged by its Representatives. the entry fee cannot be refunded other than in accordance with ABRSM’s regulations for withdrawals. For Practical exams. b c d e f 5 a b c d PAYMENT Exam fees must be paid in full at the time of entry (see separate Dates and Fees leaflet for each country). an appointment is offered at an alternative venue. Any query regarding a payment made. Once an entry and payment have been submitted. In such cases. an additional fee may be incurred to cover administrative costs and bank charges. ventilated and heated or airconditioned as appropriate. For Practical exams. A suitable exam environment. direct from ABRSM’s office in London. Where the entry is made on behalf of more than one candidate. out of hearing of the waiting room. Space in the waiting room may be limited and candidates should therefore bring no more than one escort nor arrive more than ten minutes before the exam (unless otherwise instructed). where possible. Postal entry must be made using the current paper entry form. using either a paper entry form (by post) or the online entry form where available (➔ Reg. Centres provide: a waiting room (or area). Online entry (currently available in Malaysia and Singapore only. for all exams other than Choral Singing. where possible an additional room (or area) is made available where candidates may briefly warm up. and an exam room. ABRSM reserves the right not to open a Centre if the number of entries is insufficient. The precise exam venue cannot be confirmed until after the examining timetables have been arranged. Candidates for Theory exams should be entered only in the Period in which the specified day and time are suitable for them (see separate Dates and Fees leaflet for each country for exam dates and entry periods/last dates of entry).org/exams. and downloadable from www. invalidate or cancel any entry and to return any entry received after the closing date has passed. or an outstanding amount. which is quiet as well as properly lit. For Theory exams. a single payment must be made by the Applicant: ABRSM cannot process a separate payment for each candidate. the entry fee(s) will be returned. Entry forms are also available from Representatives (see pp. 9).abrsm. 3c). 20–26) or. 4–6 or the Dates and Fees leaflet for each country). Ensembles and diplomas) is made via ABRSM’s website (www. which contains a satisfactory piano (this may be upright or grand) and which is. an exam room is provided.org/exams). In cases where payment is made with a dishonoured cheque and ABRSM is obliged to pursue payment. but ABRSM cannot guarantee to provide such a facility.

including a sustaining pedal. b c d e f g h i 8 a b DATE OF EXAMS: ALLOCATION AND NOTIFICATION OF APPOINTMENTS Practical exams The Periods of Practical exams are given on pp. There should be someone to act as steward outside the exam room for the duration of the exams in accordance with ABRSM’s instructions. date allocations are decided on the basis of scheduling examiners’ time most efficiently while providing convenient appointments to as many candidates as possible. ABRSM takes into account.00. ventilated and heated or air-conditioned as appropriate. Practical exams may be held at: i) schools where there is at least 3 hours of examining (see table of exam lengths on p. and with tables that allow the reasonable spacing of candidates. and a lunch break of around 1 hour 15 minutes should be allowed. Theory exams In some countries Theory exams may be held. Organ. Applicants hosting a Visit are responsible for ensuring suitable facilities and arrangements at their own cost: an exam room. Practical exams Depending on the country and local conditions. The Applicant must therefore ensure that candidates are ready for an exam from the first day of the Period in question.30 or end later than 18. The maximum total examining time for a day should not normally exceed 6 hours 30 minutes. A 15-minute break should be scheduled each morning and afternoon. However. 7). e. Appointments may be given for any date(s) within the whole of the examining Period. Harpsichord. as a Visit. Choral Singing. at a school of general education or music centre approved by ABRSM and distant from the nearest Centre. A piano must be provided in the exam room. with a writing-table and chair for the examiner. 7f ).g. The Applicant hosting the Visit is responsible for the provision of suitable facilities and arrangements (➔ Reg. An electronic piano may be used. any date preferences indicated by the Applicant at the time of entry. out of hearing of the waiting room. and an action. ii) studios or residences of teachers where there is no ABRSM Public Centre conveniently near. Exams should not normally begin before 08. provided there is a sufficient number of candidates to justify a visit from the examiner. compass and facilities that match those of an ordinary piano. 4–6. subject to the availability of ABRSM’s examiners. An Applicant wishing to participate in another Applicant’s Visit must seek permission from that Applicant before submitting an entry. which is quiet as well as properly lit. It must be properly regulated and in tune (a = 440). or to avoid any particular dates. ventilated and heated or air-conditioned as appropriate. In allocating the exam dates. wherever possible. a responsible person appointed by the head teacher to act as invigilator within the exam room for the duration of the exam in accordance with ABRSM’s instructions. Percussion. and a satisfactory piano (➔ Reg. where possible. iii) special venues for subjects which cannot be accommodated at an ABRSM Public Centre.Exam Regulations 7 a PLACE OF EXAMS: VISITS Practical and/or Theory exams may be held at premises provided by the Applicant in accordance with the regulations and requirements stipulated immediately below. an examiner attendance fee is charged. Completion of the entry form requires the head teacher to accept responsibility for the safe custody of the papers and proper conduct of the exam. Exact dates of Practical exams at individual centres can only be arranged once all the entries have been received and processed. Two or more Applicants may combine their entries in order to meet the minimum time requirement but the exams must be held at a single venue. provided it has a clearly recognizable piano tone. and consequently ABRSM cannot guarantee to fulfil any preferences indicated by the Applicant. Where a Visit is solely for a Choral Singing exam. ABRSM cannot accept entries that are conditional on particular dates being allocated or avoided. and is. 29 . Schools and teachers at whose addresses Practical exams are held must provide a suitable exam room which is quiet as well as properly lit. 7e) and for the receipt of instructions and timetables from ABRSM. a touch-sensitive keyboard with full-size weighted keys.

A candidate who is withdrawn from an exam may be re-entered in the next exam Period. a new entry and full payment (or re-entry voucher. The invigilator opens the sealed packet of exam papers in the exam room in the presence of the candidates. A candidate re-entered on a voucher and again absent is not entitled to any further concession. ABRSM’s office in London) immediately of any error or correction. NON-ATTENDANCE. RE-ENTRY VOUCHERS AND FEE REFUNDS Notice of withdrawal of any candidate who cannot be present for an exam must be sent in writing with an explanation of the reason. time and venue is sent as early as possible to the Applicant who has signed the entry form. A candidate in quarantine for any infection must be withdrawn. In such cases. confirming names and grades of candidates entered. A name label is enclosed for each candidate. as entry details/payment cannot be transferred from one Period to the next. which should be supported by documentary evidence such as a medical certificate). a re-entry voucher may be issued entitling the candidate to enter again. 18). The notification also confirms the names. immediately the inability to attend is known. and any request for special arrangements (➔ Reg.  musical  t calculators. alternative appointments/fee refunds may be offered at ABRSM’s discretion. b c d e 10 THEORY EXAMS: TIMINGS AND CONDUCT a b c d e f   30 . 18). A candidate entered on a re-entry voucher is required to pay only the difference between the full fee for the selected grade at the time of re-entry and the value of the voucher. and any request for special arrangements/tests (➔ Reg. where there is no Representative. An invigilator is present for the duration of the exam. 10f ). As an alternative. The Applicant is required to check these details and notify the local Representative (or. This should be sent to the office where the original entry was sent. 4f ). and that any candidate infringing this rule or helping another will be disqualified. Theory exams Theory exams are held only on the set dates as published in the separate Dates and Fees leaflet for each country. normally no later than two weeks before the exam date. d e f 9 a WITHDRAWALS. at ABRSM’s discretion. ABRSM requires all candidates to be present for examination as scheduled and it cannot undertake to alter an Applicant’s allocated exam date(s) once the notices have been issued. and the withdrawal is made necessary by some unavoidable and unpredictable event (such as illness or injury. grades and subjects of candidates entered. if the last date of entry has not passed. Candidates are advised to attend at least 10 minutes before the start of the exam and to bring the name label previously sent to the Applicant (➔ Reg. 18) may qualify for an additional time allowance. Provided this is done. which must be brought by the candidate to the exam room (➔ Reg.Exam Regulations c Notification of the exam date. if applicable) must be submitted. Notification is sent to the Applicant. 8f ). Timings for the Theory exams are: Grades 1–3: 1½ hours Grades 4–5: 2 hours Grades 6–8: 3 hours Candidates with sensory impairments. and informs them that: •    hey  must  complete  their  question  paper  without  help  and  without  reference  to  notes. If exams are cancelled owing to quarantine. Re-entry vouchers cannot be subsequently exchanged for cash. for an exam to be taken within one year of the original exam period. The Applicant is required to check these details and notify the local Representative (or. and at a specified time (➔ Reg. ABRSM’s office in London) immediately of any error or correction. where there is no Representative. half of the entry fee may be refunded. for the same subject and at the same or a higher grade. No candidate arriving more than 35 minutes after the start of the exam will be admitted. or books of any kind. and no later than the day of the exam. learning difficulties or particular physical needs (➔ Reg.

h i j k 11 PRACTICAL EXAMS: TIMINGS AND CONDUCT a b c d e f g 12 CANDIDATE LIST AND ATTENDANCE ORDER a b 13 ACCOMPANISTS. having done so.Exam Regulations         g •  they must stick their name label (➔ Reg. As each paper is handed in. Candidates are advised to attend 10 minutes before the start of the exam. 18) may qualify for an additional time allowance. be recorded. Candidates should bring their own pens or pencils. the entry fees are returned. 19a). •  they must write their answers clearly and legibly. any tuning time. for reasons of examiner training or quality assurance. ABRSM provides plain ruled manuscript paper on which candidates may do any rough working. otherwise marks may be lost. and mobile phones must be switched off. any representation of the piano keyboard or any recording device) into the exam room. 7. under no circumstances will the examiner do so (except in the Prep Test).  At Public Centres. Prep Test and Performance Assessment are specified on p. Once candidates have left the exam room. who may remain in the exam room only while engaged in accompanying. Any candidate infringing this rule may be disqualified. In such cases. this may be provided by the Visit host. At ABRSM’s discretion. they are no longer under the invigilator’s supervision or ABRSM’s temporary care (➔ Reg. Candidates may not bring any unauthorized material or equipment (such as recording devices) into the exam room. •  they are not allowed to take copies of the papers nor their rough notes from the room. The candidate’s teacher may act as accompanist. as well as time for the examiner to complete the mark form between exams. the timing of any scheduled lunch break must not be affected. including each candidate’s appointment time. and mobile phones must be switched off. the revised candidate list (indicating precisely the new appointment time for each candidate) must be presented to the steward by the first candidate before the start of the exam. ABRSM does not accept responsibility for the loss of any papers in the post after their despatch to ABRSM by the invigilator. Any candidate infringing this rule may be disqualified. Generally. Candidates must provide their own accompanist. candidates are timetabled in the same order as they were listed on the entry form. Timings for the Practical graded and Ensemble exams. Should the Applicant wish to alter the order in which candidates are examined. They may not bring any unauthorized material or equipment (such as their own manuscript or other paper. learning difficulties or particular physical needs (➔ Reg. For monitoring and moderation purposes. a second examiner may be present. Examiners may. from time to time. must leave the room and may not return. the following instructions must be observed: the overall time allocated to the entry must not be changed. one examiner only is present in the exam room. take more or less time than the specified timings. INTERPRETERS AND PAGE-TURNERS a 31 . the invigilator ensures that the candidate’s full name appears legibly at the top. exams may. Wherever possible. Such recordings become the property of ABRSM but remain strictly anonymous. Candidates may hand in their papers at any time after 40 minutes from the start of the exam but. •  the time allowed is printed at the top of each question paper. The steward is provided with a candidate list showing the timetable for each day. Candidates with sensory impairments. at their discretion. The invigilator despatches the papers to ABRSM in accordance with the instructions issued by ABRSM. These timings indicate the approximate duration of each exam and allow for the candidate’s entry and exit. An additional three minutes are allowed in exams where an interpreter is used (➔ Reg. having first sealed them in secure envelopes before leaving the exam room. 8f ) at the top of their paper. 13b). at Visits.

other than items from oratorios. cantatas or other large-scale sacred works). 14k regarding the legality of photocopying music. However. If an accompanied exam begins with any section other than the pieces. Where appropriate. unless stipulated in the syllabus. phrasing. c d e 14 EXAM MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS a b c d e f g h i j 32 . Harp or Percussion) may apply to bring a page-turner where this is absolutely essential and other means of managing difficult page-turns are not possible. candidates taking a Grade 7 or 8 exam (particularly in Double Bass. etc. performing a piece not listed in the syllabus. the candidate is normally not permitted to enter the exam room escorted by another person. as well as to the requirements indicated in the current lists of syllabus pieces. in certain cases. if permission is requested in writing from ABRSM at the time of entry. Teachers and candidates are advised to pay close attention to the instrument-specific (and instrumental family-specific) regulations contained in each syllabus booklet. candidates performing from memory must ensure that a copy of the music is available for the examiner’s use. Candidates are normally required to make any page-turns in their music themselves. at their discretion. prior permission is not required. disqualified. except where a specific arrangement or transcription is indicated. ABRSM offers a limited overlap period. Where no such indications are present in the music. prior permission is not required. Candidates may use their discretion regarding indications or markings (particularly editorial) in the music – e. The individual sections of the exam may be attempted in any order. Performing from memory is optional (except for singers. or not being prepared to perform the full extent of a piece as indicated in the syllabus) may be penalized. The examiner is at liberty to review a copy of the music before or after the performance of any piece.e. stop the performance of any piece when they have heard enough to form a judgement. or. 2b). a ‘piece’ may comprise more than one movement from a work or more than one item from an album. therefore. Examiners may. under certain conditions. accompanied pieces should be performed consecutively). Guitar.or out-of-print or downloadable) of the pieces listed in the syllabus. be performed (➔ Reg. but other repeats of more than a few bars should not be played in the exam. ABRSM’s letter granting permission should be brought to the exam room. With the exception of an accompanist and/or interpreter. Candidates failing to observe specific syllabus requirements or regulations (i. the steward should be advised in advance so that the accompanist can be summoned at the appropriate time. (➔ Reg. candidates should use their discretion to achieve a musical performance. Organ candidates at any grade may bring a pageturner (who may also assist with changes of registration). permission must be requested in writing from ABRSM at the time of entry. during which pieces from the preceding syllabus may. Candidates may use any edition (in. fingering. at the candidate’s choice (although. In such cases. who must perform all items from memory. Where the piece/movement comprises more than one tempo indication (or section title).) If necessary. A candidate who is not comfortable using English is permitted to bring an independent person (who is neither the candidate’s music teacher nor a relative) into the exam room as interpreter. ideally. the whole piece/movement is still required to be played in the exam (unless otherwise indicated). However. a candidate’s accompanist is permitted to bring a page-turner (for a Grade 8 exam only) to assist with difficult page-turns in the piano part. Therefore. – which need not be strictly observed. the Applicant may appoint someone who is neither the candidate’s music teacher nor a relative to be present. The editions quoted in the syllabus are given for guidance only and are not obligatory.g. the initial tempo indication (or section title) of a piece/movement is listed in the syllabus. Candidates should observe da capo and dal segno indications. Under no circumstances will the examiner act as page-turner. bowing. giving details of the piece containing the difficult page-turn and the edition to be used.Exam Regulations b Exams are normally conducted in English. A ‘piece’ comprises all the music set under one number-heading in the syllabus lists (unless an option is specifically indicated). metronome marks. the interpretation of ornaments.

instrument failure/malfunction immediately before.e. but a candidate may still be successful and be awarded a certificate. followed by application for a re-entry voucher (➔ Reg. In all other cases.g. Such decisions are made only by ABRSM. provided that the conditions in Reg. provided that the marks awarded for the sections attempted total 100 or more in a Practical exam and 66 marks or more in a Theory exam. the exam. the accompanist or a parent/guardian) but must be followed by formal confirmation by the Applicant as soon as possible. the recommended course of action is withdrawal. (NB these arrangements do not apply to candidates suffering illness or injury in advance of an exam. available at www. 9b). in accordance with the conditions outlined immediately above. circumstances beyond the candidate’s control (e. i. at ABRSM’s discretion. Should the Applicant be unavailable in the seven days after the exam. or illness occurring during.uk) allows copies to be made in certain limited circumstances (such as a difficulty with a particular page-turn) but only if the copyright holder is listed in Appendix C of the Code. the exam. 15 SPECIAL CONSIDERATION a b c d e f g 33 . Further details are contained in ABRSM’s Special Consideration Policy. if an identifiable event or circumstance has affected the performance in any section or sections. Should an application for special consideration prove successful. application should be made to the copyright holder before any copy is made. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to ensure that candidates act within the law with respect to the making and use of photocopies (or other copies). 15g). such as power failure. Application for special consideration may delay the release of the exam result while investigation is carried out. org. or who does not complete an exam owing to. iii) invalidation of the exam result and a re-entry voucher to allow free entry in a later Period (➔ Reg. an initial application may be made in writing by another concerned party (e. For a candidate who has fallen ill or suffered injury in advance of the exam. although this may mean attending at an alternative centre).g. a personal trauma shortly before. within the same exam Period where possible. Examiners are not permitted to determine whether special consideration should be given. for whom the recommended course of action is withdrawal (➔ Reg. to a candidate whose performance in an exam is felt to have been affected by.mpaonline. Candidates can be assessed only on the performance given during an exam and consequently an application for special consideration will not normally result in an adjustment to marks. a medical certificate or a statement from an involved party. Where a section of an exam is not attempted. 15b are met. Where appropriate. such as bereavement or family crisis.Exam Regulations k The making or use of photocopies (or other kinds of copies) of copyright works is not permitted.) Application for special consideration should be made only by the Applicant and must be sent in writing to the International Operations Director as soon as possible. ABRSM reserves the right to withhold the exam result of any candidate where it has evidence of the use of an illegal copy (or copies) in connection with that exam. 9b): it is not advisable for a candidate who is unwell to attend an exam. Special consideration may be given. marks for that section cannot be awarded. or during. ii) invalidation of the exam result and the opportunity for the candidate to retake the exam at the earliest opportunity and at no extra cost (for Practical exams. the following possible outcomes will be considered by ABRSM in consultation with the Applicant: i) minor adjustment to the marks awarded. nor for a candidate suffering illness or injury to attempt an exam under disadvantageous circumstances that cannot be taken into account by the examiner. However. a minor injury immediately before. or at the time of. the UK Music Publishers’ Association’s Code of Fair Practice (available at www. fire alarm or noise from nearby building work). and postmarked no later than seven days after the exam. the application should be supported by documentary evidence. org. the exam. a serious disturbance or disruption at the time of the exam.abrsm.

ii) Exams taken before 1993: the candidate’s name. Unless the Applicant requests otherwise. Payment (where applicable) should be made direct to ABRSM’s office in London by sterling draft negotiable in the UK or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). in some instances. ABRSM does not accept responsibility for the loss or non-receipt of any results after their despatch by post. the mark form gives a breakdown of the marks awarded for each section and the total number of marks as well as the examiner’s comments.e. (When a candidate achieves a total of less than 70 marks. which means that. On payment of a fee (see p. Results are issued as soon as possible after the exam date. Applicants also receive a list of candidates showing the results obtained by each. the date and place of the exam and the Applicant’s name (and Applicant Number) must be supplied. whose responsibility it is to pass them on to candidates. No marks are awarded for the Prep Test or Performance Assessment. which specifies the subject and grade in which they have been examined. There is a search fee (see p. parent/guardian): i) Exams taken in 1993 or later: the candidate’s name. 7). A certificate with constructive comments is written by the examiner and presented to the candidate at the end of the assessment. 75 30 34 . While indicating a high standard at the level. A duplicate certificate is included. results are subject to various standard checks and quality-assurance processes. the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS. 18 as well as in the individual syllabus booklets and These Music Exams. 45 15 Pass 40 10 Merit 55 15 Dist. a Distinction in Grade 8 does not necessarily imply suitability for admission to any of the Royal Schools of Music or any higher education institution. a duplicate certificate is provided. www. their release takes longer. 16g. The total marks gained are confirmed in writing by ABRSM for no charge. Theory papers are not returned after marking. 60 20 Pass 55 20 Merit 70 25 Dist.uk) includes Grades 6–8 in the tariff for UK university and college entrance. Results of Practical exams will be sent by registered post if a request is made by remittance of the postal registration fee with the exam fees. an Applicant. the mark form gives a breakdown of the marks awarded for each question and the total number of marks. the date and place of the exam and the Applicant’s name (and Applicant Number) must be supplied. if requested. For Practical exams.Exam Regulations 16 RESULTS AND CERTIFICATES a b c d ABRSM’s marking schemes are outlined on p.) For Theory exams. Prior to their issue. All successful candidates receive a certificate. nor do they entitle them to append any letters to their names. Examiners report direct to ABRSM and are not permitted to give any information regarding exam results to any other person.ac. showing neither a breakdown of marks nor the total. a mark form recording only the examiner’s comments will normally be issued. i. if requested. but every effort is made to keep any delay to a minimum. Following UK government accreditation of ABRSM graded music exams. candidate. the results (mark forms/certificates) are posted to the Applicant named on the entry form. At the discretion of individual institutions. Certificates do not certify that the holders are qualified to teach. the result of a past exam may be confirmed in writing to a concerned party (e. ABRSM authorizes its Representatives to issue results to Applicants.ucas. Results are issued only in accordance with the procedures described in Reg. A mark form is issued for each candidate. ABRSM is not able to give any exam results by telephone or e-mail. On application. or for a professional career in music. students may benefit from the following points recommendations: e f g h i j k Grade 6 Practical Theory Grade 7 Grade 8 Pass 25 5 Merit 40 10 Dist. 7).g.

using the international appeals/ feedback form. an amended result will be issued. no charge will be made and an entry voucher will be issued at ABRSM’s discretion. ABRSM. undertaken by the Quality Assurance Manager and/or the Chief Examiner. and stating  a the date of the recording. it is essential that such issues are raised immediately.   •    n  unedited  recording  of  the  candidate  performing  the  exam  pieces  and  a  selection  of  the  a technical requirements (on CD. Such appeals must be postmarked within eight weeks of the exam. candidates intending to retake should be entered in the normal way. The form is downloadable from ABRSM’s website or can be obtained from the local Representative. all feedback is taken seriously and will be drawn into ABRSM’s rigorous internal monitoring procedures. The payment form (section 4 of the international appeals/feedback form) must be completed to enable the investigation to proceed. In order for ABRSM to investigate complaints fully and promptly prior to the release of results. If the appeal is unsubstantiated. where there is no Representative. Completed Theory papers are not returned. may include a detailed statistical review of the candidate’s and Applicant’s result histories. If the appeal is substantiated. direct to ABRSM’s office in London). 7) will be charged to the credit card concerned. Applicants not wishing to follow the formal appeals procedure for Practical exams but who have general concerns about results are encouraged to send feedback. ABRSM may involve an independent person in the appeal. by telephone or e-mail. London W1B 1LU. The form is downloadable from ABRSM’s website or can be obtained from the local Representative. 24 Portland Place. ii) Theory exams: Appeals concerning the validity of results should be made on the international appeals/feedback form (with a translation into English where necessary).   •     letter verifying that the candidate is the performer and the recording is unedited. 7) will be charged to the credit card concerned. meeting the published entry deadline. b       35 . Details of the complaint must be confirmed in writing (by e-mail or post) within seven days of the exam. If the appeal is substantiated. Appeals The appeals procedure exists to investigate the unusual situation in which a candidate receives a significantly lower result than anticipated: i) Practical exams: Appeals concerning the validity of results should be made on the international appeals/feedback form (with a translation into English where necessary). 24 Portland Place. While ABRSM cannot guarantee a detailed response to correspondence of this nature. to the Quality Assurance Manager. Appeals can only be made by the Applicant and must be addressed to the Chief Examiner. Appeals can only be made by the Applicant and must be addressed to the Quality Assurance Manager. minidisk or cassette tape). If the appeal is unsubstantiated. the investigation fee (see p.Exam Regulations 17 COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS a Complaints Complaints concerning either the examiner’s conduct of an exam or environmental issues to do with the exam venue or facilities should be made to ABRSM’s Representative (or. ABRSM. The international appeals/feedback form must be accompanied by the following:   •  a copy of the mark form(s) concerned. The payment form (section 4 of the international appeals/feedback form) must be completed to enable a full and thorough investigation by a moderator to proceed. ABRSM aims to respond with the outcome within four weeks of acknowledging receipt of the appeal. London W1B 1LU. Such appeals should be postmarked within twelve weeks of the exam. An independent person may be involved at this stage. the investigation fee (see p. If an appeal remains unresolved by the deadline for entry to the next exam Period. The full and thorough investigation. Any appeal substantiated after the entry deadline will result in a full refund of the exam fee paid in lieu of a voucher being issued.

the Applicant may seek an independent review as to the correctness of the application of ABRSM’s appeals procedure in the particular case. Independent Review In the exceptional circumstance that an Applicant does not accept the Chief Examiner’s decision regarding an appeal. ABRSM is committed to minimizing its environmental impact throughout its operations. ABRSM endeavours to make its exams accessible to all candidates. the review fee will be refunded. age.org. All staff and volunteers working on behalf of ABRSM are required to accept this responsibility and are committed to practices that protect children from harm. The processing of personal data by ABRSM is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1988. An independent person. parent/guardian.org/exams. is available at www.abrsm. while the examiner is informed of candidates’ needs. ABRSM is committed to reviewing its Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy and Code of Practice at regular intervals. Where ABRSM’s guidelines are not applicable. each case is considered on an individual basis. deaf and hearing-impaired candidates and candidates with other specific needs.Exam Regulations Candidates intending to retake should be entered in the normal way. If ABRSM is unable to respond within this timeframe. unconnected with ABRSM. pulp is sourced from sustainable forestry. If the appeal is substantiated. Where practicable. and each candidate’s performance is judged according to the standard normally expected. representative or steward. A request for this should be made within 14 days of the despatch of the Chief Examiner’s decision and must be addressed in writing to the Chief Executive. the Applicant will be kept informed. although it should be understood that. ethnic origin or disability in its dealings with any candidate. ABRSM uses recycled paper for all printed publications and packaging materials. Any appeal substantiated after the entry deadline will result in a full refund of the exam fee (if the candidate no longer wishes to retake). Guidelines and any further information are available from the local Representative or from www. meeting the published entry deadline. accompanied by a fee (see p. ABRSM seeks to integrate environmental considerations into its daily activities. ABRSM is committed to providing equality of opportunity and treatment for all. and will not unlawfully or unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly on the basis of gender. where this is not possible. under which ABRSM is registered (registration number Z6618494). or a candidate has particular physical access needs. will be involved in the independent review process. examiner. The Policy includes a Code of Practice for all who work on behalf of the organization. ABRSM’s Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy. produced in consultation with NSPCC. ABRSM aims to respond with the outcome within four weeks of acknowledging receipt of the appeal. In line with its Environmental Management Policy. The findings of the independent review will be fully taken into account by the Chief Executive. ABRSM acknowledges that it has a responsibility for the safety and welfare of children taking its exams or otherwise under its temporary care. c 18 ACCESS (FOR CANDIDATES WITH SPECIFIC NEEDS) a 19 THE SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN a b 20 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES a 21 DATA PROTECTION a 22 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT a 36 . teacher. no special concession or allowance in marking is made.abrsm. encouraging reuse and recycling while minimizing waste. ABRSM publishes separate guidelines covering provisions for blind and partially-sighted candidates. who will make the final decision. 7) made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or by sterling draft negotiable in the UK.

27 Alternative tests. 17. 28 Acceptance of. 6. 17. 18 Contact details for ABRSM staff. 18 Editions of music. 15. 16. 28. 7. 34 Charges. 18 Practical. see Representatives Copying. see Exam dates Dates. 32 Ensemble exams. 36 Escort. 15 Exam entry. 15. 7. see Last dates of entry Complaints procedure. 28. 18. 34 Duplicates. 36 Distinction. 36 Bowing marks. 31. 27–36 Exam specification. 29 Timetables. 31 ABRSM International Scholarships. 36 Equal opportunities. 29. 15. 31 Extra time for candidates with specific needs. see ABRSM Centres Certificates. 31. 3–26 Exam music. 30. 19. 19. 14. 7 Child protection. 28 Postal entry. 17. 28 Entry. 9. 28. 14 Aural tests. 19. 4–6. 7. 30 Allocation of. 15. 28 Environmental Management Policy. see Exam appointments Assessment criteria. 29. 12 ABRSM staff contact details. 7 Duplicate certificate. 31 Centres. 15. 36 Choral Singing exams. 27 Appointments. 4–6 Last dates of entry. 29. 28. 32 Candidate list. 7 Independent review. 27 Applicant Number. see Repeats Data protection. 15. 14. 15. 9. Marks for. 32 Exam appointments. 15. 18. 27. 17. 15. 30 Accessibility of exams. 36 Age. 14. 29 Date preferences. 9 Diploma exams. 27 Age of Applicants. 3. 15. 19. 14. 16 Theory. inside front cover. 17 Appeals procedure. 27. 32 Occasional presence of two examiners. 11 Da capo. 14. 29 Diplomas. 15. 28. 33. 28. 15. 18. 32. 36 DipABRSM. 28 Hosting a Visit. 30 Exam dates. 4–6 CT ABRSM Plus. 35. 10. 31 Variations to timetable. 30 Deaf candidates. see Photocopying Countries. 7 Confirmation of marks. 18. see Exam dates Dates and Fees leaflets. 28 Combining entries for a Visit. 27 Eligibility. 28. 7. 28 Last dates of entry. 17 Examiners. 32 Exam Periods. 16 Responsibilities. 34. 29 Circumstances beyond the candidate’s control. 9. 9 Disabled access. 28 Practical. 14. 28 Online entry options. 29 Attendance fee. 14. 17. 19 Contacts. 29. 16. 15 Age of candidates. 7. 15. 16.INDEX ABRSM Centres. 28 Separate syllabuses. 35 Conduct of exams. 36 Date preferences. 15. 8. 33 Closing dates. 18. 30 Exam regulations. 35 Applicant. 14. 28 Entry form. 27 Blind candidates. 31. 16. 16. 29 Facilities and arrangements. 36 Accompanists. 31 37 . 4–6. 17. 14 Subject-lines. 16. 15. 29 Entry fees. 30. 7 Appeal. inside front cover. 4–6. 16 Exam information. dal segno. 28. 18. 30. 32 Accreditation. 19 Absence. 15. 34 Adult candidates. 6. 15. 4–6. 17. 18 Theory. 18. 27. 14 Exam timings. 10.

14. 14. 17 Sight-reading. 34 Safeguarding of children. Marks for. 35 Quarantine. 28 Performance Assessment. 36 Injury. 33 Independent review. 19. 17. 16. 27 Local Centres. 12 Interpreters. 9. 18. 14. 15. 31 Charges. 17. see ABRSM Centres Local holidays. 7 Conduct. inside covers. 27 Partially-sighted candidates. 32 FRSM. 17. 7. 16. 4–6. 14. 8. 4–6. 17. 14. 9. 15. 7. 14. Marks for. 28. 18. 30. 15. 32 Physical needs/disabilities. 16. 18 Memory. 7. 4. 20–26 Results. 14. 27 Professional development. 33 Specific needs. 28. 28. 7. 28 Refund. 34. 32 Invigilators. 18. 17. 10. 9. 7. see ABRSM Centres Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). 32 Ornaments. 19 Local Representatives. 18. 14. 32 Page-turners. 34 Performance requirements. 28. 14. 31 Dates. 27. 8–9. 31. 29. 32 Subjects. 9 Grades of exams. 28. 7. 17. 33 International Department. 31 Venues. 30 Refund of fees. 8–9. 28 Learning difficulties. 29. 28. 34 Loss or non-receipt of. 14. 31. 10. 15. 19. Legality of. 27 Scholarships. 7. 14. 15. 33 Phrasing marks. 32 Periods of exams. 18. 15 Payment. 8. 30 Re-entry voucher. 17. 34 Fingering. 4–6 Stewarding of. 27 Syllabuses. 12. 27–36 Repeats. 19. see International Scholarships Sensory impairments. 16. 9 Mark forms. 17 Regulations. 30 Repeat of marks. 32 Overlaps of syllabuses. 18. 27 Guide to exams and entries. 34 Past exam result. 17. 34 Royal Schools of Music. 30 38 Photocopying. 19 International Scholarships. 31 Online entry options. 16. 14–19 Hearing-impaired. 18 Prep Test. 14. 28 Order of exams. 35 Marking scheme. 27 SoundJunction. 7. 17. 29 Place of exams. 30. 27 Advance notice of syllabus change. 18. see Representatives LRSM. 18 Metronome marks. 32 Moderation. 19. 14. 7. 32 Representatives. inside covers. 31 Music and Performance Requirements. 18. 14. 11 Special circumstances. 9. 36 Scale requirements. 16. 30. 19. 15. 36 Standard Visit. 17 Libretto (ABRSM magazine). 32 Parents. 29 Practical Musicianship. 8.Index Fees. Performing from. 17. 10 Quality assurance. 18 Additional time allowance. 17 Notification of exam appointments. Playing of. 4–6. 8–9 Timings. inside front cover. candidates. 34 Prerequisites for Grades 6–8 Practical. 34 Issue of. 29 Practical exams. 36 Pass. 18 Payment. Interpretation of. 36 Illness. 32 Non-attendance. 30 Eligibility. 4–6. 28. 15. 17. 30. 19. 27 . 17 Piano in exam room. 19 Special Consideration Policy. 32 Merit. 31 Last dates of entry. 32 Subjects of exams. 11 Public Centres. Recording of exams for. 14. 18. 31. see Visits Steward.

27 Syllabus overlaps. 32 Syllabus publications. 27. 33. 18. 19. see Exam timings Training. 16. 28 Withdrawals. 34 Timetables. 17. 18. 30. 7 Conduct. 30 Grade 5 as prerequisite. 14 Syllabus validity. 28. 30. 29 Facilities and arrangements. 27. 31 Timings. 8–9. 17. Examiner. 28. 31 Additional time allowance. 16. 30 www. 14. 28. 36 39 . 17.Index Syllabus chart. 14. 29 Warming up. 28. 14. 16. 31 Timings. 7.abrsm. 19. 14. 27 Syllabus updates. 17. 15. 7. 8. 29 Timetables. 16. 14. 14. 18. 8. 28. 30. 17. 31 Dates. 8–9. 20 Syllabus review. 17. 14. 28. 6. 11. 30 Venues. 18. 36 Waiting room. 29 Visits. 30. 29. 29 Visually-impaired candidates. 29 These Music Exams. 28. 10. 34 Venues. inside covers. 29 Combining entries for. 30 Charges. 31 Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).org. 16 Invigilation of. 29. 27 Theory of Music exams. 33 Partial refund owing to.

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