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Practical Session 1 Update - Philippines

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

However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 1 Practical exams scheduled for October-December. Our Representative will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades internationally and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory Exam update – session one

On the basis of government advice, we are cancelling the Music Theory exams due to take place later in 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support.

For all press and media enquiries please contact Daniel Harris on 07989 309058

or email [email protected]

Celebrating 125 years!

6 years ago

"This year ABRSM celebrates its 125th anniversary. Since 1889, we have supported musical progression, participation and learning. We now deliver over 650,000 exams and assessments every year in 93 countries - something that would have been unimaginable when the first 1,141 candidates sat their graded exams in 1890! To mark the journey we have undertaken since Sir Alexander Mackenzie first proposed to Sir George Grove that the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music combined forces to create an impartial and authoritative examining body that would 'genuinely provide a stimulus and and an objective for a high standard of achievement', we have created a short video that tells the ABRSM story from the very beginning to the present day. ABRSM Chief Examiner John Holmes, teachers, candidates and staff reflect on how they have benefited from our work and how we have evolved and grown against a changing musical education landscape in the 125 years of our existence.

Soundtrack: Short Ride in a Fast Machine (John Adams)"

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