ABRSM Music Grade Exam


These examinations are accredited by ABRSM and are recognised by the QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Agency). Success with examinations for grade 6 and above are also awarded UCAS points, which may be used when applying to further level education at universities and colleges.

This year examinations will be held on Tuesday 2ndJuly, Wednesday 3rdJuly, Tuesday 16thJuly, Wednesday 17thJuly and Thursday 18thJuly at St Luke’s Church, Great Colmore Street, Lee Bank, B15 2AT.

The ABRSM set their fees for exams annually. This fee does not include the cost of an accompanist (pianist) to play for the students and this is a compulsory part of the exam for many instruments.

This year, in order to simplify the process and reduce cost for parents, the Music Service is adding a surcharge of £15 to each grade from Grade 1 – 5 exam so that we can provide an accompanist for your child to rehearse and perform with on the day of the exam, as required.

There will be an opportunity for pupils taking grade 6 – 8 to have a rehearsal with the pianist on Saturday 22nd June for general instruments at Services for Education, Unit 3, Holt Court, Aston Science Park, B7 4AX (individual rehearsal times to be arranged). This is reflected in the surcharge of £20 to these exams, which covers the rehearsal and exam accompaniment.


I agree with the following statement:

My child is available to attend their exam on all of the following dates: 2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th and 18th July at St Luke's Church, Great Colmore Street, Lee Bank, B15 2AT

I understand that my child’s application will not be accepted unless their teacher uploads the piano parts for the music being played in the exam by Monday 6th May 2019.

Once exam appointments have been issued we will be unable to make any changes.

Once an entry and payment have been submitted, the exam fees are generally non-refundable if the Candidate does not sit the exam, except in the limited circumstances set out in the ABRSM’s Policy for Withdrawals, Non-Attendance and Fee Refunds (available at www.abrsm.org/policies).


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